Monday Morning Motivation

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

Billie Jean King I remember that legendary match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973 but only recently became aware of the last words Bobby Riggs said to Billie Jean when she defeated him: "I should have taken you more seriously." So, go out there today and be a CHAMPION. Don't wait for… Continue reading “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

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