The Linkfest is slightly later than normal this week – I just returned home from a week in Florida working on a number of exciting Art of Procurement initiatives that I cannot wait to share with you soon! This included return flights on an airline without wifi – how did we cope 🙂
However, all is not lost! Thanks to a great app called Pocket, I was able to catch up on my procurement reading on the flight home, and I found these four articles that I wanted to share this week (plus one update from last week):
- More than ever, the concept of facilitating supplier innovation is becoming a hot topic of conversation at the procurement water cooler. However, where do you start? Rachel Sharp of Procurement Leaders offers five top tips in: Accelerating Supplier Enabled Innovation: What You Need to Know.
- In this Harvard Business Review blog post, Reed Holden of Holden Advisors shares four tips for Negotiating with Clients You Can’t Afford to Lose
- I am a sucker for any article that has “procurement” and “sport” in the title. What Procurement Can Learn from Sport, from procurement writing duo Anya McKenna (Market Dojo) and Ed Cross (Odesma) didn’t disappoint. Anya and Ed explore seven different factors that contribute to a growth mindset, and how they have applied these factors both in their personal (sport) and professional (procurement) lives.
- My next recommendation is an interesting piece from Andrew Karpie of Spend Matters. Andrew is the leading analyst covering the future of work and how it applies to procurement. Crowdsourcing and Cognitive Computing: Are You Ready for the Future of Work? is a look at how pieces of work are likely to be consumed by organizations in the not too distant future.
- Finally, I am reposting this article from last week, where I used the wrong link by mistake: Giles Breault and Sammy Rashed of The Beyond Group have been writing an interesting series over on Procurement Leaders about procurement and intrapreneurship. In this latest installment, Giles considers how procurement professionals can stand out from the crowd by building their own personal brand. See: The Corporate Interpreneur: Creating Your Brand
Happy reading, and have a great weekend!