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As we formally announced last week, NPX is being re-launched with the 1st meeting being held on September 14th.  Please mark your calendars because that date was picked to help those travelling to enjoy a great weekend in Chicago (best time to visit!!). Please click here to learn more about NPX which is a very successful yet small Community of Practice of senior leaders in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing, etc.  The two topics chosen were: Going Beyond TCO and becoming a Strategic Partner – not just a cost cutter Talent Development – How to Crack the Code Last week we discussed the first topic.  Today, I will share some thoughts on the 2nd.     For many years (more than we care to count) Talent Management…

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As most of you have heard by now, NPX is being re-launched and the Advisory Board has been formed, the initial topics have been chosen (see below) and the date for the 1st meeting has been picked – September 14th. Please mark your calendars because that date was picked to help those travelling to enjoy a great weekend in Chicago (best time to visit!!). Please click here to learn more about NPX which is a very successful yet small Community of Practice of senior leaders in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing etc. The two topics chosen were: 1. Going Beyond TCO and becoming a Strategic Partner – not just a cost cutter 2. Talent Development – How to crack the code We will deal with the…

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We are often approached by senior executives lamenting the fact that they don’t really have a place to meet with their peers and xchange ideas, challenges, solutions, etc., etc.  They don’t like to go to conferences because either they don’t get to interact with their peers, they keep getting sales pitches because organizers are charging suppliers for generating leads, their topics are not addressed, they don’t have a mechanism to follow up with others, etc., etc.  A number of groups  they are part of charge exorbitant fees ($50K+) and  do not deliver commensurate value.  It was with this in mind that the Best Practices Xchange was launched a few years ago and it was very well received. It was such a success and was generating…

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At a recent planning call with some of the members of the Next Practices Xchange for their upcoming conference, I was asked to come up with the list of concerns that leaders in the community (Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, etc. etc.) had. This was to identify the major risks that are facing the community so that a relevant agenda could be developed. I pushed back at the members and got them to acknowledge that we would be talking about only those issues that they knew about or had identified. What about all those that they had not?

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Welcome to the second of six in our series on Competency Based Talent Management (CBTM). In this post, we will talk about some of the key issues in developing and executing a CBTM strategy.

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