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Zycus LinkedIn post uses the equivalent of Sandberg’s “bossy” term to describe procurement professionals? by Jon Hansen

March 21, 2014

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In a recent post by Roz Usheroff, she indicated that you would probably have to be on another planet – maybe even in another galaxy – to not have heard of the recent call to arms of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to eradicate the word “bossy” from our everyday vernacular.  The reason for Sandberg’s discontent […]

The Ides of March for procurement experts? by Jon Hansen

March 21, 2014

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Back in October of last year I wrote a post titled “It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers,” in which I talked about the reasons why the days of the traditional industry experts were numbered. What was interesting is that very […]

Reader Spotlight Series or What does Martha Stewart know about blogging anyway by Jon Hansen

November 11, 2013

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In our October 17th post titled “Martha Stewart’s comment that “Bloggers Are Not Experts” is a case of delivering the right message but using the wrong standards,” I shared with you my opinion on Stewart’s assertion that bloggers are not experts. While I questioned the advice offered up by those who have been traditionally referred to as being […]

#eVAForum2013 The procurement professional’s Achilles heel by Jon Hansen

November 5, 2013

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“Procurement professionals are great at delivering value, but terrible at promoting their value to their organization and beyond.” This is the statement I made to open my second session at last weeks 25th Annual Public Procurement Forum in Virginia. Titled Strategically Speaking: Procurement, the Organization and You, I focused on the significant changes that are […]

For procurement professionals’ success is as much about personal branding as it is doing a great job! by Roz Usheroff

March 21, 2013

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Editor’s Note: The following is a post that appeared in Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader Blog.  Besides being a great read, it demonstrates the growing reach of our profession in that discussions about procurement’s value to an organization are no longer confined to our specific industry. The other day I read an article by James […]

Are You Self-Motivated For Your Own Self-Improvement? By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

December 19, 2012

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According to an article on Manufacturing.net, the number of corporate mergers and acquisitions were up by about 16% from January through June of this year, compared to the same period from 2011. One of the driving forces behind mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is “synergy.”  What synergy means in this context is that two companies have […]

Who Should Manage Your Professional Development in Procurement? By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

December 13, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. Ah, ‘tis a common debate:  who decides on the professional development and training that procurement professionals get? There are some procurement professionals […]

Hope Is Not A Strategy For Advancing Your Procurement Career By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

October 22, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. As I am writing this, we are approaching the presidential elections here in the USA.  This period, which recurs every four years, […]

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