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Leadership & Your Legacy: One Type of Mistake Can Outweigh All Business Successes

I know that many of my readers are either current or aspiring business leaders.  Having a leadership position comes with many benefits:  self-satisfaction, higher pay, the opportunity to make more of an impact in business and the world, and the opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Like just about anything…

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“Bring Solutions, Not Problems” Is Incomplete

The business world is full of axioms – phrases or expressions recognized by their repeated utterances.  They become so common that business people accept them as law or, at the very least, don’t scrutinize them for improvement opportunities. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! One such axiom is “bring solutions, not problems.”  This axiom is designed…

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What Type of Personality Does A Procurement Leader Need?

Who do you think of when you think of business leaders? Do you think of loud, charismatic people like Donald Trump? Or do you think of more reserved, almost nerdy people like Bill Gates? Or do you think of both types? Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Is there one right personality for good business leadership?…

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Leadership is (And Isn’t) a Lot of Things

Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Today, I had the pleasure of attending an excellent leadership seminar led by former Purchasing.com blogger extraordinaire and current Tyco procurement executive, Lara Nichols. Through her well-structured presentation, Ms. Nichols did a fantastic job of helping the attendees to gain a better understanding of what is – and what isn’t…

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Do Great Leaders Admit Mistakes?

One thing that personally annoys me is when people cannot admit they made mistakes. Another thing is when circumstances or rules prevent them from correcting the error. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I think about US President George W. Bush’s admission a few years ago, after beginning the Iraq war on the premise that weapons…

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