Leadership

The Men Who Defined Quality

As the third piece in our “history of quality” series, let’s take a brief look at the quality gurus—the men who laid the foundation for the quality industry and defined its key concepts. Walter Shewhart Let’s start with Walter Shewhart—the man credited as the father of statistical quality control (SQC). In the mid-1920’s, Shewhart began [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|General, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on The Men Who Defined Quality

The History of Quality

In our last post, we tackled the challenge of trying to define quality. Now, let’s give this some context by looking at the history of quality to see how its evolution has shaped our current approaches. The quality movement can be traced all the way back to medieval Europe. In the late 13th century, craftsmen [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Leadership, Management, Quality|Comments Off on The History of Quality

How to Stop Email from Stealing Your Time

Email can be a constant distraction on your computer, phone, or tablet. To effectively manage your time, it’s best to approach email strategically, rather than something that needs to be responded to instantly. Here are our top seven (7) management tips to help you stay on top of your inbox and stop email from stealing your [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Leadership, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on How to Stop Email from Stealing Your Time

Is your perception causing audit conflict?

During an audit, the views of the auditor and auditee don’t always match up. This often comes down to a difference in perception. It is important to consider the role and importance of perception in an audit, and how this could potentially lead to audit conflict. What is Perception? Perception - the way an individual [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Leadership, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on Is your perception causing audit conflict?

Top 5 Tips for Increasing Your Auditing Knowledge

With the auditing profession continually evolving, it’s essential for auditors to keep their auditing knowledge up to date. Check out our top five tips to increase auditing knowledge. Engage with Industry Bodies Memberships with key industry associations and bodies open you up to receive added benefits available only to members. Industry associations share valuable information [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|Leadership, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on Top 5 Tips for Increasing Your Auditing Knowledge

How ISO standards are developed

Virtually every product, service and system has a standard at its core, with the term referring to a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be consistently used to ensure it is safe, reliable and fit for purpose. Standards are developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an independent, non-governmental membership [...]

By | October 12th, 2015|General, Leadership, Management, Technical|Comments Off on How ISO standards are developed

Not For Profit? What are we for then?

Since the study of business became a formalized subject, there has been general agreement on the classification of organizations into three broad categories: government, for profit and not for profit , such as Exemplar Global College. Sadly, the not for profit (NFP) sector carries the burden of a label that focuses on what we ‘don’t’ do. [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|General, Leadership, Management, Vocational|Comments Off on Not For Profit? What are we for then?
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