Foreword

2018

Foreword: Tips to Reach the Top

by Sanders, Seiche

Simply put, the purpose of a professional association is to help you advance in your career, and each year, that is top of mind as we develop the annual QP Salary Survey research and report....


Foreword: Broader Brushstrokes

by Sanders, Seiche

Did you know that the hemispheres of ambidextrous and left-handed people’s brains are almost symmetric, unlike righties, who have left-brain dominance? When it comes to the brain, the left side is widely considered the driver of analytical behaviors....


Foreword: Quality 4.0 and You

by Sanders, Seiche

I’m no stranger to the subject of Bitcoin. My significant other has a minor obsession with compulsively monitoring the erratic swings within his Bitcoin coffers and talking about the topic with anyone who will listen....


Foreword: Tried and Retooled

by Sanders, Seiche

New twists on traditional quality tools are always welcome additions to the quality body of knowledge. I often receive reader feedback sharing how people have been able to use or adapt these tools to their own projects and improvement efforts....


Foreword: Words to Live By

by Sanders, Seiche

I’ll make no excuses: I love words. I am an editor, after all! So it brings me great joy to give you this month’s special issue, dedicated to the language of quality....


Foreword: The Right Stuff

by Sanders, Seiche

There is no better way to see STEM education in action than by watching students present to and teach other students. I saw this firsthand recently when I chaperoned Science and Engineering day with my daughter and her classmates....


Foreword: Age Difference

by Sanders, Seiche

Each year, I select participants for a QP focus group I host at the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, and each year I choose people in part based on their age....


Foreword: Putting the ‘Q’ in Queue

by Sanders, Seiche

Nothing is more certain in life than death, taxes and a long line when you least want to stand in one....


Foreword: Safety Check

by Sanders, Seiche

There are few times in life when the average person is more attuned to product safety than when raising an infant. Oh no! Could a piece break off her toy and choke her? Now that she’s gnawing on it, do you think the paint on her crib is laden with lead?...


Foreword: Cultural Integrity

by Sanders, Seiche

Even though you can’t see it, culture has the strength to define whether your organization flourishes—or fails....


Foreword: Goodbye, Mess

by Sanders, Seiche

My family finally got the last of the boxes unpacked after moving into a new home last year. It was such a relief to get the whole house sorted, straightened, shined and standardized....


Foreword: Tick Tock

by Sanders, Seiche

Just nine months remain until the deadline to certify to the ISO 9001:2015, and much like the months leading up to the birth of a baby, it is a time rife with worry, confusion, research, planning and probably some notable discomfort....



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