Browsing: Anne Kohler

Have you ever developed a Stakeholder Analysis / Map, put it in a drawer and never used it?  I could ask the same question about a strategic plan, communication plan, change management plan, new process, new technology, etc. and would most likely get the same answer.  It probably…

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The number one biggest issue a Procurement organization has as it moves up the maturity model is internal stakeholder resistance.  This is true, by the way for any shared service organization that is trying to make a fundamental change in the way they work. We often find that…

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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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Last week, we ran a three-day Consulting Skills workshop for a new global client.  The CPO who hired us saw the value of requiring her team to function like an internal consulting practice – since one of our roles as Procurement professionals is to be an internal consultant.…

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