Browsing All posts tagged under »leadership«

Who Are Procurement’s New Leaders? by Jon Hansen

January 27, 2015


My most recent post titled The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next, has garnered considerable attention throughout the social media world, including some interesting comments in a number of social networking sites. One reaction however stood out, as the perspective offered by the reader served to remind us that despite the profession’s elevation from that of a functional […]

What is the difference between confidence and arrogance? (Part 1 of 2) by Roz Usheroff

May 3, 2013


Editor’s Note: Over the past few months there has been much discussion surrounding the need for procurement professionals to step up to the plate to claim their rightful seat at the executive table. While I wholeheartedly support the need to establish one’s influential presence based on their contributions to the organization, the manner in which […]

How High is Your Procurement ‘EI’? by Kelly Barner

November 12, 2012


One of the best things about being active in social networking is that people ask you questions you don’t know the answer to. I never mind admitting to not having an answer, but like to follow that response with, “let me see what I can find out…” I was recently asked what I knew about […]

Have you overstayed your welcome with your present employer?

October 2, 2012


Editor’s Note: Great post from Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader Blog. The other day I read an article in Forbes by Paolina Milana titled “5 Signs it’s Time to Leave Your Company.” It was an interesting piece in that it talked about the need to read the signs as it relates to whether or not […]

Slacking With Your Professional Development? The True Reason Is Different Than The One You Want To Believe! By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

August 28, 2012


Wanna put a theory of mine to the test? Ask yourself the following question and write down your answer on a sheet of paper before reading the rest of this article. Why have you not earned your procurement certification or participated in much professional development? OK.  Do you have your answer written down? If so, […]

According to most purchasing professinals, the job chose them rather than they choosing the job

June 11, 2012


Having had the opportunity to travel the globe and speak in front of audiences of all sizes, one of the most interesting points of commonality was the the response I would receive whenever I asked the question “how many of you in the audience fell into purchasing as opposed to consciously choosing it as a […]

Life is no longer sweet in the executive suite and its impact on your career (Part 1 of 2)

May 14, 2012


Okay I admit it that when for example JPMorgan Chase fired Ina Drew (the bank’s chief investment officer) because of massive trading losses, I did not shed a tear for the high powered executive. After all, we are all to varying degrees sick and tired of the abject greed of many of these power brokers. […]

Confessions of a Real-World Procurement Professional by Kelly Barner

April 16, 2012


I will start my contributions to Procurement Insights by laying the truth right out in the open: I am terrible at math. But that confession is just the beginning. In college I took advanced music theory to avoid calculus, and I got my MBA by learning just enough about finance and accounting to get through […]

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 […]

Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Truths to Conquering any Business Challenge

January 12, 2010


Having lived in Africa for 30 years and having served as CEO for 20 years, Stefan Swanepoel is an expert on how the survival secrets of the African Jungle can help people overcome any challenge in the Concrete Jungle. Now for the first time he has combined his love of wildlife and nature, his ability […]