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The word “conflict” has such negative connotations but the most effective teams actually elicit conflict to generate new ideas.  Since most of our work as Sourcing / Category Management professionals is done in teams, embracing constructive conflict is a MUST as you are making the journey from Strategic…

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More on that later but let’s talk about termites today.  Why you ask?  TMG alumni can tell you right away – it’s because of Synectics (from the Decision Making workshop).  Synectics is the art of connecting things that are normally unlikely to be connected.  For example, the architecture…

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As the debate rages on about the Difference Between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, the one element that is insurmountable if you don’t have it, is Leadership!   Without a leader that has the vision to move your organization toward Category Management – you are never going to get…

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What do these events have in common?  Fukushima nuclear disaster Dot com crash Dissolution of the Soviet Union September 11th attacks The rise of the Internet BREXIT Outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election They are all considered to be Black Swan events.  A Black Swan is an event or occurrence that…

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