Browsing All posts tagged under »Tim Cummins«

Managing change is the key to Virginia’s continuing success with eVA by Jon Hansen

June 19, 2015

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Change is inevitable. Our ability to not only recognize this immutable truth, but adapt to it, is the key to whether change will be a good thing or not. In my post yesterday, I talked with IACCM’s CEO and founder Tim Cummins about the importance of leadership succession planning. His reference to Warren Buffett’s “progression of the […]

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 […]

Article by veteran contracts expert Lewis-Fernandez demonstrates the kind of thinking that gives negotiation a bad name by Jon Hansen

March 27, 2015

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Point #3 Create a strong foundation by building relationships first: This is probably one of the most important things an individual can do in regards to negotiation and in business in general. Perhaps you have attended the standard “networking” event where you give dozens of cards out without having a real conversation with anyone. It’s time […]

While Forbes reference to Procurement Insights nice, the insights of Vitasek’s article on negotiation is the real story by Jon Hansen

March 3, 2015

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Okay, I have to admit it, it is exciting to see the Procurement Insights’ brand referenced in an article in Forbes. However, it is Kate Vitasek’s insights in her piece titled Procurement Departments Negotiating “Too Aggressively” that is obviously the real story. I met Kate in person for the first time this past November at the Virginia 2014 […]

The Answer Alex: Busch, Handfield, Vitasek, Cummins and Barner by Jon Hansen

March 2, 2015

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Dear Jon I like reading your blog, “The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next” as it very much resonates with me.  I am an independent consultant, who is supporting a global organisation to define the Procurement Capabilities of the future.  I would like to speak with some leading edge professionals in Procurement & Supply and wondered […]

Teaching an old dog new tricks or the challenges of adopting a new mindset by Jon Hansen

February 3, 2015

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“One last point – I would contend that some of the change in “new” procurement professionals are not just recent college graduates. The change in approach includes those of us who are new to the profession – like me on a 2nd career (and well-out of college days!!! ) . We don’t hold to the […]

Virginia Forum 2014 in Pictures by Jon Hansen

December 17, 2014

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Based on these great shots from the Virginia Forum 2014, I think this is true. The above shot is from the panel discussion that I had moderated on Leveraging The Power of Procurement. I am standing before the panel in the orange shirt in the upper […]

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