Browsing All posts tagged under »Rick Grimm«

Leadership succession is the key to maintaining an association’s values and relevancy by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2015

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I recently thought about a comment that was made by one of my numerous sources for the NIGP #CodeGate story, regarding how Lewis Spangler is probably turning in his grave as a result of the perceived avarice on the part of current NIGP Chief Executive Rick Grimm. In explaining the reason for their comment, the individual said […]

Will NIGP CEO Rick Grimm Be Stepping Down? by Jon Hansen

June 9, 2015

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“An alternative would be that Grimm is terrified of what he might be facing at the conference, and as a result is hoping that this news re Buffum’s testimonial and the CIPS honor will have an impact with the membership . . .” The above is an excerpt of a statement I made during an […]

In honoring NIGP CEO, has CIPS undermined procurement’s creditability? by Jon Hansen

June 8, 2015

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A colleague asked me what I had thought of Rick Grimm being awarded a Fellowship by the UK-based Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, which is the organization’s highest grade of membership. As I wasn’t previously aware of it, my first reaction was “hmmmm, that’s interesting . . .maybe he is getting the boot and […]

Playing Peek-A-Boo With Departing NIGP President Donald Buffum by Jon Hansen

June 6, 2015

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“Finally, and I speak for the entire board when I say this, we are wonderfully blessed to have a great CEO in Rick Grimm and a fantastic support team in Herndon. They continue to support all of us on a daily basis and we, in turn, support and believe in Rick and the rest of […]

The Other Side of Grimm by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2015

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A colleague recently asked me the following question; will those who oppose NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm be annoyed because my coverage may not have demonized him as they had hoped? It is an interesting query on many levels. To start, I think it is safe to say that this story overall is frustrating to many regardless of […]

New NIGP 990 Return Review: Optics Versus Profitability – Which Is More Important? by Jon Hansen

May 15, 2015

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“The consumer survey found that 74% of respondents would be unlikely to buy products or services from a company involved in controversial supplier practices. It also points out a number of other key findings – all in all companies who are not actively monitoring the business practices of their suppliers, or who are engaged in […]

Jumping Down The #CodeGate Rabbit Holes by Jon Hansen

May 14, 2015

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“In a fall down the rabbit hole, an individual sets off on the path with a goal, gets sidetracked by various events and changes direction several times along the way, eventually ending up somewhere unexpected, typically without having satisfied the original purpose of the quest. Nevertheless, the path often leads to serendipitous discoveries. Furthermore, according to […]