This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: Can You Make Decisions Under Fire?

Written by Philip Ideson

I am writing this having just returned to my hotel room after spending the day at the excellent Procurious Big Idea Summit here in Chicago.  With the last keynote of the day from former U.S Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf still at the front of my mind, I wanted to share as this week’s “Must Read” a post that summarizes a number of his perspectives on leadership.

There was one thing above all that Andy said that really resonated with me – leadership doesn’t require a title.  Wherever we are in our organization, it is our responsibility to stand up, lead, and be accountable to ourselves and those around us.

Check out this week’s must read for Andy’s words of advice on leadership, planning and the perils of ego:

Can You Make Decisions Under Fire? | Procurious


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OTHER INTERESTING ARTICLES

How to Write a Great Procurement Mission Statement| Matthias Gutzmann, Old St Labs

80% of Executives Say that Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough | Fronetics

#Savings numbers: The Emperor’s new clothes? | Claudia Roth, Unblandeur

The Impact of Blockchain on Procurement | Procurious

The Hidden Talents Within Your Procurement Team | Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point

Services Procurement Practitioners: Is It Time for ‘SOW Lite’? | Andrew Karpie, Spend Matters

How Personality Affects Your Negotiations And What You Can Do About It | Mark Hubbard, Future Purchasing

Implementing SRM: Does Your Organization Have What It Takes? | David Atkinson, Four Pillars Consulting Ltd.

 


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NEWS

Former Atlanta CPO Admits Taking Bribes from Supplier | Su-San Sit, Haymarket Network

Proxima Procurement Survey Suggests Mismatch With Business Priorities | Peter Smith, Spend Matters


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@ THE ART OF PROCUREMENT

Podcast: 153: How Ace Hardware Uses a RASCI Model to Drive Stakeholder Collaboration w/ Fraz Baig


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OTHER STUFF

AI should be treated like a curious toddler, not a killer robot | Tristan Greene, The Next Web

 

Have a great weekend

About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.