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Inside Quality Digest Live for October 19, 2018

The wisdom and courage to effect change

Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00

Leaders lead. Those two simple words conceal the complicated fact that being a change agent means confronting the failures of the past and confidently facing the promise of the future. Stories addressing these facts, along with hot takes on current news and a preview of an exciting upcoming webinar, composed this past week’s QDL. Here’s a closer look:

“J.C. Penney Lures Workers With Free Vacations As Talent War Heats Up”

Holiday hiring season is upon us, and for retailers, the crush is on to find good workers. J.C. Penney is instituting a creative approach in this quest, which also says something about acquisition, retention, and apprenticeships.

Interview: Gary Bell

Bell is the presenter of the upcoming webinar, “Quality 4.0: How CAD GD&T Drives Model-Based Definition With 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software,” on Oct. 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern. In this interview, he previews the webinar and discusses how geometric dimensioning and tolerancing as well as model-based definition underpin advanced manufacturing.

“The Elephant on the Factory Floor”

This article by Gwendolyn Galsworth does an exceptional job of showing how “the elephant”—also known as the past—holds organizations back from the type of breakthrough change and improvement that they so desperately crave. She also offers some ways to tame the beast before it stomps out operational excellence.

Interview: Kelly Graves

Executive coach, consultant, and author Graves uses psychology to help managers improve their organizations, their people, and themselves. In this fast-moving, in-studio interview, he tells us how to shake people out of their doldrums and get the best out of them on a regular basis.

Our next episode of Quality Digest Live comes to you on Fri. Oct 26, 2018, at 11 a.m. You can watch either via our home page or our dedicated player page. See you then!

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