Browsing All posts tagged under »good to great«

Rashed Procurement Leaders post on procurement skills important, interesting and promising by Jon Hansen

March 4, 2014


As a parent of 4 kids under the age of 8, I did not realize how big they had gotten until I returned home from a fairly recent 4-day speaking engagement.  Now for those who do not have children, 4 days may not seem like a long time.  However for those out there who do, […]

Disconnected policies in public sector spend: Ombudsman Minto’s policy review revisited (Part 2 of 2) by Jon Hansen

August 5, 2013


In Part 1 of today’s post, I talked about the consensus that public sector procurement is a critical tool in driving socioeconomic benefit. Referencing a number of articles by industry experts, it is clear that there is a universal acknowledgement that we have to do more in terms of leveraging public coffers in critical areas […]

Never make a pretty woman your wife, or why charismatic leaders are overrated

March 30, 2012


NOTE: While a post on leadership is not what you would call a procurement topic along the same lines of one written about spend management or strategic outsourcing, it nonetheless has a very important impact on an organization including those of us who have occupied the hallowed offices of a purchasing department. For this reason […]

For the majority of vendors moving into the realms of sustainability procurement technology, it is either a sign of desperation or distraction but . . . with Rosslyn it’s just another crack in their egg

October 26, 2011


Don’t bite off more than you can chew, or avoid starting a new project until the present project is completed, are axioms that immediately come to mind when I consider the efforts on the part of some vendors to find that all important traction that ultimately leads to the scalability of their business model. In […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Revisited (Part 5): Talent Attraction and Retention – An Exercise in Platitudes?

August 19, 2011


Each day for the next seven days I will be posting parts 1 through 7 from what is considered to be one of the most popular series in the Procurement Insights Blog’s history. The Dangerous Supply Chain Myths series was based on my review of the ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney Report that was originally […]

Motivating Ideals: How to Engage and Ignite Your Company’s Workforce

November 27, 2009


Taking another page out of Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, where he highlights a number of corporate myths, his research found (and I quote); “Companies that make the change from good to great have no name for their transformation – and absolutely no program. They neither rant nor rave about a crisis – and […]

Good to Great’s Jim Collins on Social Media: “It Doesn’t Change Leadership Fundamentals”

September 17, 2009


As both a talk show host and author, I have very much enjoyed my interaction with many of Social Media’s thought leaders both through the various blogs that I write and of course the PI Window on Business Show. I have particularly enjoyed my discussions with author and Ecademy co-founder Penny Power who I believe […]

Is Canada really rich in natural resources?: Calculating the effects of Foreign Ownership

September 13, 2009


In Toronto, CBC business reporter Jeannie Lee said there is a great deal at stake for Canada — and especially for southern Ontario, where Canada’s steel industry is concentrated and where the global slump has already gutted the auto industry. Canadian steel plants produced almost 16 million tonnes of steel in 2007, employing about 32,000 […]

Making local government more workable through shared services

May 14, 2009


In this era of “permanent fiscal crisis,” local governments have no choice but to seek out new and better ways of providing the services citizen’s demand within the constraint of available resources. (1) This may explain why nearly twice as many (58 percent to 31 percent) local governments in 2002 as in 1992 contemplated alternative […]

SPONSOR NEWS: Corporate United’s New Website Enhances Membership Collaboration

February 13, 2009


CLEVELAND – February 10, 2009 – Corporate United, the nation’s leading group purchasing organization with more than 100 Global 2000 companies representing every industry sector, has redesigned its web to offer additional education, networking and corporate collaboration opportunities to spend management and procurement professionals. Corporate United employs corporate collaboration through each pillar of its value […]