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

May 3, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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