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Futures Study Roundup

If you’re looking to start a lively debate, try to predict the future. I was delighted by the passionate responses by ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers to the May topic—a preview of ASQ’s 2011 Futures Study. It’s important to note that … Continue reading

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Quality in Education Roundup

What a great round of passionate feedback by the Influential Voices to the April topic on quality in education! I think we can all agree that improving education is a global priority—and that we’ve got a ways to go. There … Continue reading

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ASQ's 2011 Futures Study

This month, I’d like to share with you a brief video blog about ASQ’s 2011 Futures Study. For new readers, here’s a bit of background. In an effort to anticipate the future of quality, ASQ conducts a Futures Study every … Continue reading

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Quality Tools and Education: Making a Difference on a Global Scale

I dream of a time when quality is recognized throughout the world as a vehicle of improvement and innovation. Here’s an example: education. The quality of education is central to the vitality of every community, anywhere in the world. Our … Continue reading

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Quality Tools and Natural Disasters

Like everyone else, I watched with disbelief as news of Japan’s terrible earthquake and tsunami unfolded earlier this month. The disaster and loss are unimaginable–yet I know the people of Japan, with their great determination and courage, will recover. ASQ … Continue reading

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Social Responsibility Roundup

I was heartened to see the Influential Voices draw on diverse personal and professional experiences for the February topic—how can the quality community measure return on investment in social responsibility to assess business value?    These are some of the common … Continue reading

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ASQ President To Testify Before Congress on Baldrige

ASQ’s President David Spong will be testifying before Congress in connection with the proposed Baldrige budget cut for fiscal year 2012 on Friday, March 11. Spong’s appearance, before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, … Continue reading

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Social Responsibility and Quality

Social responsibility and quality seem to be very close cousins. It’s hard to imagine any outcome of improved quality that is not socially responsible. Moreover, social responsibility is an ideology, but, as such, requires the methodology, concepts, techniques, and tools … Continue reading

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A Time to Reflect–and Act

Responses to December’s question of goals for 2011 demonstrate something I’ve often admired about the quality profession – its ability to reflect.  It is not easy in today’s fast-paced life to find space and time to reflect.  While I fully … Continue reading

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ASQ and the New Food Safety Law

If you’ve been following news about the food safety bill, you know that President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law on January 5.  The law gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to recall tainted food, … Continue reading

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