This Week in Procurement

AOP Linkfest: 10 Elements of Transformational Leadership

By July 9, 2016 February 23rd, 2020 No Comments

Happy Saturday!

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. 
  • 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. 
Finally, I do have a couple more Brexit related articles to share:

  • 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!