I'm sorry if you thought my title was in jest - I don't have any Mother-in-Law jokes. I really like my Mother-in-Law -- but I know I am in the minority. And why is that? I am forever perplexed that women don't get along with the most inspirational woman in the life of the man… Continue reading Sunday Inspiration – Thankful for: Mothers-In-Law
I met with a colleague recently who told me about a consulting experience that that didn't go so well for him. A year or so after retiring from P&G, he had chosen to do some work with a local Consulting Company that had just recently opened its doors. Someone else decided how to price the… Continue reading Ditch the Algorithms, Guarantee Better Value by Talking!
I was recently in a discussion with an 10+ year incumbent Labor Service provider that turned out much better than I expected. Despite a challenging supply situation, we found a way to work together to address both our business needs. If we turn back the clock to 2010, Mark Zuckerberg was Time Magazine Person of… Continue reading I think it’s time – Let’s get Engaged
Several years ago, when I first began sourcing services, I was working with the Chief Legal Officer to develop his Preferred Law Firm program. Bringing Purchases into Legal was a bold move - how could a procurement organization do anything but get in the way of Lawyers doing what they do? But Jim was progressive… Continue reading Forget Cost Savings – Give me Value
My daughter, Kateri, completed the Athens Marathon today. I was nervous for her - running in a country she has never been before and running 26 miles! She did quite well, finishing at 4:18 - quite an impressive time. "The Authentic Marathon" is 122 years old with over 15,000 runners from all over the world… Continue reading Sunday Inspiration from Athens