Services Procurement

How to Avoid Stale Supplier Relationships with Better Vision

How to Avoid Stale Supplier Relationships with Better Vision: Part 1 of a Three Part Series. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller PART 1 - COMBATING COMPLACENCY The problem with many long term service relationships is that over time, they can get stale. Parties get comfortable, especially… Continue reading How to Avoid Stale Supplier Relationships with Better Vision

Monday Morning Motivation

Monday Morning Motivation

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  Victor Frankl Today, I hope you find that tiny moment, that space that Victor Frankle describes, and you respond YES to what helps you be the best version of… Continue reading Monday Morning Motivation

Sunday Inspiration

She’s Gone Again and I’m Left with Love

The house is still. Several moments ago, there was this swirl of activity. Packing the car, looking for any last item, making sure she has her coat. Several moments ago, we were still talking. Several moments ago, I was cooking breakfast. Several moments ago, she was here. And now she is off.  And all is… Continue reading She’s Gone Again and I’m Left with Love

Services Procurement

Get More Emotially Engaged for Better Business Results

It had been several months since I participated in a quarterly review with this supplier. In the last 9 months, we signed a long-term contract extension and were making good progress in delivering the expectations of the deal.  So, imagine how surprised I was to experience negative vibes in the conference room - and it… Continue reading Get More Emotially Engaged for Better Business Results

Services Procurement

What are Your Tasks on the Axis of Significance?

Hello! It has been a while since I posted anything because... holidays! Mine were wonderful - how about yours? I started to write this post on productivity last week but think I confused productivity with procrastination and, frankly, I'm not the only one who sometimes confuses the two! How so? Well, answer the following for… Continue reading What are Your Tasks on the Axis of Significance?