Step Up to the Plate: What Do You Believe?

On Monday I posted about how important it is to define what you really want out of your quality process. It’s like having a mission statement for your quality initiatives. Look, your company may have a mission, but does your department have a mission? Does your program have a mission? Do YOU have a mission?

I’m reminded of two great posts from QAQnA mug-clubbers Mike Sansone and Starbucker, who recently posted their very own "Crash Davis Belief Statements". I encourage you to read them, not only because these are two quality people I respect and admire, but because they are a great read. If reading them doesn’t make you ask what your own "Crash Davis Belief Statement" would sound like and start the wheels spinning – you should check your pulse.

(btw, I’m still working on mine – I’ll keep you "posted")

Flickr photo courtesy of viamarisol

  5 comments for “Step Up to the Plate: What Do You Believe?

  1. September 13, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    OK, I’ll be the first to jump in.
    I believe that jazz artistry of the Dave Brubeck Quartet is proof that a good and benevolent God exists. I believe the music of Neal Diamond is evidence that malovelent evil plagues our world. I believe there is no better drink than sun tea brewed in a glass jar on a Summer day. I believe that work is about being part of something bigger than yourself. I believe that good customer service makes the world a better place. I believe what I do for my customers will have eternal rewards. I believe in sauteed onions. I believe in crispy bacon. I believe in cleavage. I believe in the smell of gun powder coming from my shotgun on a cold fall day is a fragrance from Heaven. I believe in absolute truth and I believe the day I married my wife I became one of the luckiest men on the face of this earth.
    That’s what I believe…

  2. September 14, 2006 at 7:41 am

    That’s awesome, AC. Absolutely awesome. You get a hearty “amen” from me!

  3. September 14, 2006 at 9:08 am

    Hi Tom, glad you are jumping into this, and AC, Tom is right – “Amen” to that! AC is right on that work should be about being a part of something bigger then themselves; I try to preach that constantly to my teammates. I look forward to your belief statement Tom, and also check out Mary Schmidt’s at this URL (it’s a great one too):
    All the best!

  4. January 8, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Absolute Calibration

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  5. January 3, 2008 at 9:43 am

    It’s very important, in a civilized country, to have law and order. But some of the laws are really dumb!! Here’s a collection of dumb laws for you to read. These are real laws, but many of these laws were written a very long time ago, and they were never repealed (taken out of the lawbooks). For example:
    -It is illegal for a driver to wear a blindfold while driving a car in Alabama. (Well, ok, that’s a good law!)
    -In New York, you have to buy a license to hang clothes on a clothesline. (Do you have to go to school, too?)
    -In Michigan, alligators may not be tied to fire hydrants. (Well, where the heck am I supposed to park him, officer?)
    To read these dumb laws, just click on the name of a state (in the U.S.) or the name of a country.

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