Browsing: Anne Kohler

Last week my Harvard Business Review arrived in the mail (yes, the mail 😊) and I was very excited a to see a teaser on  the front cover “Cracking the Code on Collaboration – Six new tools”.  Here was the answer I had been searching for – THE…

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. . . Still!   We have several clients that are going through Procurement technology upgrades. The single biggest issue that they are ALL having is around the people side of the change which is ALL about Change Management. They are frustrated because most of the time they spent upfront, on planning…

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Once again, you are probably NOT going to like my answer – it depends!   I recently read an article in HBR “Research: Being Nice in a Negotiation Can Backfire” which provides some research that demonstrates that being nice in a negotiation will yield sub-optimal results. The article defines “nice” as being…

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Cost Savings, cost savings, cost savings – if we focus on cost savings at the expense (no pun intended 😊) of what is most important to our “customer” then we Fail. Period.  Herein, lies the single biggest difference between Strategic Souring and Category Management – focusing on your…

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