I hope that you are enjoying your week, and if you are in the US, that you were able to take some time away from the office over the 4th of July weekend!
This week, I have six articles to share, starting with two on leadership:
- 10 Elements of Transformational Leadership. This week’s first article comes from outside of procurement, and Stefan Lindegaard of Transform – or Die! The tips that Stefan shares though are relevant in any kind of procurement transformation – be it a departmental transformation, or perhaps a sourcing project where your stakeholders are working with procurement, or considering switching suppliers, for the first time.
- Leadership: How to Strategically Align an Existing Team by Zena Churchill of TrinityP3 takes a look at three different approaches you can take to when you inherit an existing team to align that team around your vision and goals.
- The Importance of Personal Branding for Procurement Professionals is a topic I am very passionate about. As a Buyer, I was always careful to brand my work outputs with elements that could easily connect those documents back to myself as the creator. In this article, James Marks of Austin Lee Resourcing shares why he believes that personal branding is so important.
- Why Indirect Procurement Fails to Deliver Savings to the Bottom Line: Fear. Pauline King of Rapid Results Procurement suggests that fear of using the language of finance and fear of committing to accurate numbers impacts our ability to deliver bottom line savings. Do you agree?
- ISM Report on Business Supplemental Report. In this report, ISM share results of a survey of procurement and supply chain leaders, asking what impact they believe Brexit will have on the prospects for their businesses through the remainder of the year.
- Six Must Reads About Brexit. Linking to a link post, within a link post, is all a little meta! However, I really recommend you check out this compilation from Paul Simpson of CIPS Supply Management magazine. Paul links to a diverse set of sources, including ex-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke and Digby Jones, the ex-head of the CBI.
Have a great weekend!