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NDCBlogger Partners with American Society for Quality As An "Influential Voice"

Mackin Chosen As An ASQ Influential Voice:

A social media initiative from ASQ entitled Influential Voices will feature Deborah Mackin, founder and Principal Performance Strategy Consultant at New Directions Consulting, as an ongoing quality thought leader for the series.  Influential Voices, a global network of bloggers, is a way to increase awareness of quality around the world by featuring a cross-section of quality experts, including Mackin, as they weigh in on the ongoing discussion of quality management within organizations.  Mackin is one of 29 other Influential Voices chosen from around the world by ASQ.

Mackin has consulted and coached for over 27 years in high-stakes, cutting-edge quality organizations such as Delta Faucet, Sanofi Vaccine Division, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Coca Cola and Alcoa.  With her many years of experience in the quality manufacturing and production field, as well as a keen eye towards what actually works in the newly emerging, multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce, Mackin is, “acknowledged as one of the most credible voices in the online quality conversation,” according to Laurel Nelson-Rowe, the Managing Director of ASQ.  Mackin is also the best-selling author of the The Team-Building Tool Kit (AMACOM 2007).  As Mackin joins other quality professionals from different industries around the world, she will write a blog post on her blogging site, NDCBlogger, once a month that partners and provides additional insight to ASQ CEO, Paul Borawski’s posts on a similar quality topic (

Mackin’s NDCBlogger, a leadership and management blog on her website, introduces the best theories, practices and tactics for management, leadership and organizational efficiency that are being used in the workplace today.  Weekly, Mackin and her team of Performance Strategy Consultants publish content that is top-of-mind, thought-provoking, and yet practical and implementable for teams, managers, and executives around the world.  Tune in every third Tuesday of the month, as Mackin discusses quality in her pursuit of organizational excellence at


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