Richard Weissman penned an interesting piece on his Purchasing.com blog. In it, he compares purchasing training to working out at a gym.
Richard shares that his gym features a “No Excuses” sign and members write lame excuses on the whiteboard underneath to motivate other members invest their time in their health. He then goes on to say that he has communicated with many purchasing professionals who offer up similarly lame excuses for not furthering their purchasing education.
It is a good piece that really makes a strong point for not being lazy about advancing your education and your career and is further supported by an articulate reader comment. That reader writes “there are those with excuses…those who do not make time or sacrifice to meet the end goal…if they have one at all. These unfortunate ones…fall into the lower tax brackets of this country and blame others for not overcoming their personal/professional roadblocks.”
I tend to agree.
To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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