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One of the ways I achieved career success was through
my involvement with ASQ. I took on volunteer leadership
roles and met people who I learned from, worked and
networked with, and helped along the way.
I learned how to follow my own path-without a map-
and take the road that was best for me. The key is to follow
the best direction for you-regardless of what others do.
Because what works for them may not be right for you.

Naysayers be gone

You don't need doubters along the way. Negativity keeps
you from standing front and center on the stage while
showcasing your screenplay.
I started my career with a negative mentor who told me I
wasn't following the right career path. But I was determined
to become what I set out to be. After I started down my
path, I blocked out all that negativity and proceeded toward
my goal. During my nearly three-decade career, when I
encounter negative people, I find a way around them.
If such folks get in your way, detour around, over or

through. Don't ever let someone tell you that you cannot
achieve what you set out to.

There's nowhere to go but up

No matter where you are in your career, there is always
room for achieving what you want. Whether it's to move
up, sideways, down or stay where you are, there are always
possibilities. Select the right choice for you-that's all
that matters.

Teresa Whitacre is a quality engineer
and principal at Marketech Systems
in Pittsburgh. She has a bachelor's
degree in organizational leadership
from Ashford University in San Diego,
CA. She is an ASQ-certified quality
auditor, engineer, Six Sigma Green Belt
and manager of quality/organizational
excellence. An ASQ fellow, Whitacre is
an instructor for ASQ's Pittsburgh Section's certified quality
inspector refresher course and is deputy regional director
for ASQ Region 8.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - March 2018

Seen and Heard
Expert Answers
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Career Coach
My Quality Story
In the Right Direction
A Different Kind of BBQ
Gaining Ground
Impeding Progress
Innovation Imperative
Statistics Spotlight
Standard Issues
Marketplace
Footnotes
Back to Basics
Quality Progress - March 2018 - INTRO
Quality Progress - March 2018 - cover1
Quality Progress - March 2018 - cover2
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 1
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 2
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 3
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 4
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 5
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Seen and Heard
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 7
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Expert Answers
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 9
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Progress Report
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 11
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 12
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Mr. Pareto Head
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Career Coach
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 15
Quality Progress - March 2018 - My Quality Story
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 17
Quality Progress - March 2018 - In the Right Direction
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 20
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 21
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 23
Quality Progress - March 2018 - A Different Kind of BBQ
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 31
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Gaining Ground
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 34
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 36
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Impeding Progress
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 39
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 41
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 42
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - Innovation Imperative
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 45
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 46
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 47
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Statistics Spotlight
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 51
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 52
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 53
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Standard Issues
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 55
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 56
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 57
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Marketplace
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 59
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Footnotes
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Quality Progress - March 2018 - 62
Quality Progress - March 2018 - 63
Quality Progress - March 2018 - Back to Basics
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