Career Corner

2006

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Career Corner: Map Your Career Through Value Streams

by Whitacre, Teresa

When we embark on our chosen career paths, we are often told to map where we see ourselves five or 10 years down the line. By mapping our talents, knowledge base and training, we might get a clear picture of what our future careers hold....


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Career Corner: Teachers and Bosses I Have Known

by Conklin, Joe

Done right, working toward an MBA can be an intellectually stimulating experience. For most people who aspire to be managers, it at least helps them figure out what else they have to learn....


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Career Corner: Maximize the Use of Your Abilities

by Westcott, Russ

In the December 2005 edition of Quality Progress, former editor Debbie Phillips-Donaldson asked, “Does your organization make full use of your abilities?” If the answer is yes, good for you and your organization....


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Career Corner: Career Management for Engineers

by Hutchins, Greg

Engineers - particularly electrical and electronic engineers - were once insulated from outsourcing. In fact, it could almost be said electrical engineers were recession and outsourcing proof. That's no longer true....


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Career Corner: Worldwide Demographic Crossroad Nears

by Lindborg, Hank

In the hopeful days following the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, a colleague of mine, who is an expert in community development and school design, was invited to tour a Moscow library dedicated to books about the future....


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Career Corner: Three R's for Quality Professionals

by Kulisek, Diane

While talking with the president of a growing service company, I learned he had some painful connections to the concept of quality professionalism. The words he associated with those who had "quality" in their job titles were overwhelmingly negative....


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Career Corner: Use DMAIC to Enhance Your Career

by Whitacre, Teresa

Attend an ASQ section meeting or conference, and if you didn't already know it, you'll quickly learn Six Sigma is still one of the hottest methodologies in the quality profession today....


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Career Corner: Making Performance Reviews Work for You

by Conklin, Joe

With rare exception in the course of my work life, I have been fortunate to have reasonable and fair supervisors. One thing they tended to agree on was that performance reviews should be a two-way communication process....


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Career Corner: How To Become an Internal Consultant

by Westcott, Russ

This article is not about how to become an external consultant - it is about enriching your quality job by assuming a role of internal consultant....


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Career Corner: Your Future in Risk Management

by Hutchins, Greg

Our engineering company conducts risk analyses and assessments in cyber security, infrastructure security, operational integrity and business continuity planning. And, business is booming. Why?...


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Career Corner: Competence and Confidence Count

by Lindborg, Hank

A core career value is a combination of competence and confidence: realistic and objective confidence you have the skills to achieve in the world of work and believing those skills are a positive contribution....


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Career Corner: Are You Middle-Aged and Counting?

by Brong, Jerry

When were you born? For some of you, the answer makes you middle-aged, but that’s OK. Think of the experiences under your belt. Experience is an asset, you know....



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