Quality Proverbs

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Quality Proverbs

Posted by Joe Wojniak on Oct 15, 2018 8:29 pm

I don't know if you're like me, but I often remember short sayings better than complicated details.  I can look up the details when they are needed, but often I only need to remember the concept to influence a decision or respond to a peer. 

     An example of using proverbs for learning are the Go Proverbs Illustrated by Kensaku Segoe.  Here's an example from the book of a proverb      for Go: The enemy's key play is my own key play. 

     The Bible also has a book of Proverbs: Proverbs 6:6-8 ... people should learn a lesson from the way ants live.  They have no leader, chief, or       ruler, but they store up their food during the summer, getting ready for winter. 

There have been short sayings about Quality that have stuck with me and I continue to remember and apply.

  - Say what you do and Do what you say. 
  - In Quality, we are trying to work ourselves out of a job.
  - If it's not documented, it didn't happen.
  - Quality advocates for the Customer.
  - I trust in God, all others bring Data.

What's your favorite Quality saying?  (Post a reply)
Joe Wojniak ASQ CMQ/OE, CQE

Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by Mingzhi Deng on Jun 3, 2019 1:21 pm

Here is the Quality in my mind,
Quality means Leadership,
Quality means Care,
Quality means Service.
Major Deng, Mingzhi (ASQ CMQ/OE)

Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by Shusletta Wright on Jun 8, 2019 5:50 am

ANYTHING worth doing at all, is worth doing WELL!!


Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by Anup Kumar on Jun 9, 2019 4:34 am

Quality is the only function which receives its score directly from an end user. An organization only reviews and publishes dashboards. 
Anup Kumar General Manager- Customer Service, ISON BPO LTD, Nigeria

Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by Jeffrey Wenzel on Jun 17, 2019 4:34 pm

There's no crying in Quality

Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by Joe Wojniak on Jun 25, 2019 2:49 pm

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -”

― Heraclitus

From Greg Satell:

We live in an age in which change has become the only constant. So it’s not surprising that change management models have become popular. Executives are urged to develop a plan to communicate the need for change, create a sense of urgency and then drive the process through to completion.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of these efforts fail and it’s not hard to see why. Anybody who’s ever been married or had kids knows first-hand how difficult it can be to convince even a single person of something. Any effort to persuade hundreds, if not thousands, of people through some kind of mass effort is setting the bar pretty high.

However, as I explain in Cascades, what you can do is help them convince each other by changing the dynamic so that people enthusiastic about change can influence other (slightly less) enthusiastic people. The truth is that small groups, loosely connected, but united by a shared purpose drive transformational change. So that’s where you need to start.

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Joe Wojniak ASQ CMQ/OE, CQE

Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by John Predmore on Jul 1, 2019 9:32 am

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.   In practice, there is. 
- Yogi Berra

Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by Randy Lauesen on Jul 18, 2019 4:45 pm

Here's one of my favorites:

"The Quality will remain long after the price is forgotten." 
-Henry Royce

But the more famous version of this is:

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."

Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by Atousa Pourfard on Jul 22, 2019 3:07 pm

Ants have always a Queen.
Proverbs 6:6-8 is a practical admonition to laziness (lazybones), not a focus on absence of Leader.  
It means: “Make Quality a culture in your life. “(Ref: ASQ)

Re: Quality Proverbs

Posted by Shane Allen on Aug 19, 2019 11:42 am

"Quality takes time."
- Margaery Tyrell, Queen consort of Tommen Baratheon