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Conference Survival Guide 2014

It’s that time of the year: Preparation for ASQ’s annual World Conference for Quality and Improvement (WCQI). This year, it will be held in Dallas, May 5-7. I don’t think I’m bragging when I say that I’m a WCQI veteran. … Continue reading

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A Time for Change

It’s been a busy few months, and, consequently, a quiet time on View From the Q. Thank you, bloggers and readers, for your patience. Let me give you an update. As you probably know, I’m retiring from ASQ as of … Continue reading

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A Glimpse at Manufacturing in 2014

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2013 Salary Survey–And Key Hiring Practices

We’ve all been there. At one time or another, we’ve had to dust off our resumes and interview for jobs. Many of us have been on the other side of the job search, as hiring managers. It’s a task, I … Continue reading

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October Roundup: Quality in New Endeavors

Quality can and should be used outside the traditional manufacturing sector. That’s not news to anyone who works in quality and has seen how the field has expanded beyond its industrial quality control roots. Yet the expansion of quality is … Continue reading

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Share “Quality Moments” for World Quality Month

As many of you know, November is World Quality Month. Last month, I wrote about upcoming events and celebrations in honor of this event. As expected, there’s even more going on this month. See for all the details. So … Continue reading

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Building Socially Responsible Organizations

Maybe you’ve seen the news over the past week: ASQ’s social responsibility (SR) initiative, TheSRO, has a new website. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. Here’s the link: At ASQ, our … Continue reading

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Ideas for World Quality Month 2013

November is the fourth annual World Quality Month, a celebration of quality, its impact on the world, and quality practitioners whose knowledge, experience, and passion make improved quality available for anyone who asks. You can learn more about the event … Continue reading

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Roundup: The Challenges of Sustaining Excellence

Among the more challenging topics covered on this blog is our September theme: Making excellence last. I was inspired by the story of glass manufacturer Corning, whose decades-long excellence–including an impressive comeback–is detailed in this case study. The Influential Voices … Continue reading

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Quality In Fields “Beyond” Quality

Last month, ASQ headquarters opened our doors to visitors as part of an innovative weekend event called Doors Open. Many buildings in downtown Milwaukee, where we’re headquartered, offered behind-the-scenes tours to visitors. (Did you know ASQ offices are in a … Continue reading

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