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Last Day of ASQ's World Conference: End With Energy

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s communications department.] It may be the last day of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement, but there was no shortage of energy this morning. The closing session of the … Continue reading

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ASQ World Conference Day 2: A Look Into the Future

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s communications department.] The second day of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement started with a look into our collective global future and ended with a glimpse of the future of quality itself. … Continue reading

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ASQ World Conference Day 1: The Science of Motivation and Much More

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s communications department.] Welcome to Day 1 of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement! First thing conference-goers thought of this morning was: What motivates you? That was the theme of … Continue reading

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Conference Survival Guide: Part 2

[This is a guest blog post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s communication department.] A few weeks ago, ASQ CEO Paul Borawski asked for your best advice for “surviving” a conference or networking event. As we gear up for ASQ’s World … Continue reading

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Conference Survival Guide

Influential Voices blogger Scott Rutherford wrote this helpful “survival guide” to ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Pretty timely, as our World Conference is coming up in just 12 days.  Scott’s advice isn’t relevant just to ASQ’s conference.  It’s applicable … Continue reading

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February Roundup–Risk and Failure in Quality and Science

“It is interesting how the February ASQ Influential Voices topic has moved from addressing the fear of failure to the discussion of managing risk,” writes blogger Scott Rutherford in his second blog topic addressing failure. What started as a discussion … Continue reading

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Risk, Failure & Careers in Quality

How many of you have failed recently? Did you fail in your work or in school? If you did, would you admit it? I want to talk about failure because a recent ASQ survey about teenagers and science careers revealed … Continue reading

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What Motivates Your Career?

What are your professional New Year’s resolutions? It might be all too common to set resolutions, and yet it I think it’s helpful to set goals to accomplish in coming year. So it’s appropriate that late last year we were … Continue reading

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2012 Salary Survey–What's Your Case for a Raise?

The December QP contains ASQ’s annual, ever-popular salary survey.  Perhaps you’ve already seen it.  If not, take a look. As always, in 2012 there’s good news and less-than-good news.  The study year over year confirms the value of professional certification.  And … Continue reading

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October Roundup–Taking Quality Beyond the Silo

Can quality go beyond its traditional function? Should it? ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers generally answered “yes” to these questions, posed to the group in October. Yes—and yet there are many challenges to moving quality beyond organizational silos, as most noted. … Continue reading

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