Some may argue that innovation is the key to improved performance. In other words, relying on “the way things have always been done” is only going to put your organization at a competitive disadvantage.

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Having an open mind is necessary to innovate. And that doesn’t mean having an open mind to only your ideas (believe it or not, those who claim to have an open mind are often very closed-minded to breakthrough ideas other than their own).

On this topic, I’ve recently penned a two-part series for eSourcing Forum called “The Open-Minded Sourcing Professional.” Check it out those posts here and here.

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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