Browsing: Collaboration

There’s that word “governance” and personally it makes me cringe.  It reminds me of what we are bombarded with in the news every day – chaos, partisanism, division, in-fighting, etc. (all very negative) but Governance can be positive and effective and is THE BEST way to get decisions…

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I grabbed my most recent issue of Harvard Business Review and on the front cover was a note pointing to an article entitled “The Future of Leadership Development”.   ALL our Fortune 500 clients have some form of a Leadership Development program in place and pay millions of dollars…

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While the debate continues on the difference between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management (we’ve already settled the debate for our clients years ago), I thought it was important to focus not just on the what, but also the why.  Why would you even consider making the transformation to…

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This past Tuesday, we met with a group of CPOs as part of PERT (Procurement / Supply Executive Round Table) and the topic was “How to Maximize Value through Relationships (Internal and External) and Governance”.  The discussion focused on the journey from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management and…

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I was recently listening to Shankar Vedantam, the social science correspondent on NPR, discuss why collaboration becomes almost impossible when you have senior leaders in the same room.  This should come as no surprise to those that study this kind of stuff.  For example, you have probably heard…

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