Leadership

Where We Stand on the Journey to Gender Diversity

Posted: 12/03/2019 - 03:35
People who know me know that I am a passionate advocate for elevating the role of women in business, and I am particularly interested in seeing more women attain senior leadership positions in the procurement function. I’ve been working in procurement for years, and throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and get to know hundreds of outstanding procurement professionals, many of whom are women
 

Leading in a Detached World

Posted: 11/12/2019 - 01:42
Leading in a Detached World
Technology is great isn’t it? It allows us to interact with people from around the globe, to share ideas and instantly know the news of the day. It automates processes and allows for more value-added work to occur. However, it also keeps us from talking to the person seated next to us on the plane and creates the ability to hide behind Instagram photos when there is pain, sorrow or simply a need for someone to talk to. How often do we opt for a text message over calling because it is quicker? How many of those interactions are we missing because we are consumed with our phones?

Women in Global Sourcing: Susan Feiner

Posted: 07/30/2019 - 00:16

Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident?   

It was definitely by accident. I took an entry-level job out of college in the Administrative Services department at Thomas Cook Travelers Cheques.  It was a support role to the VP of Facilities and Purchasing.  During my interview, I asked him what I would do when I was finished buying?   Somehow, I still got the job and the rest is history.
 

Improve Contract Negotiations with Relationship Management

Posted: 07/10/2019 - 06:24

In this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn Tiura interviews Danny Ertel. Danny Ertel is a Founding Partner with Vantage Partners located in Boston, Massachusetts. He joins the podcast to explain how procurement and supply chain teams can do more for the organization by aligning with the businesses that they support instead of acting as the “procurement police” and focusing only on enforcing policies.

Imagining Resilience

Posted: 06/26/2019 - 03:19
Having resilience is an important business skill—it allows us to bounce back quickly from situations that are tough, or even traumatic. We develop coping mechanisms and resilience over time by learning from experiences that may feel threatening until we face and overcome them. Just as the novice kayaker is intimidated by white water, over time he learns how to tackle rapids that once scared him. 
 

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