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This Week in Procurement: Sprinting Outside Your Comfort Zone

By October 20, 2017February 23rd, 2020No Comments

When was the last time that you pursued a challenge that was outside of your comfort zone?

Arguably, success or failure in these rapidly changing times will be defined by adaptability and a willingness to jump into projects or situations that may feel uncomfortable – all in the name of progress.  (personally, getting outside my comfort zone was a major reason why I started Art of Procurement a couple of years ago).  It is for that reason that I tagged this article, based on a conversation with ultra-athlete Samantha Gash, as my “must read”.

Samantha, a former corporate lawyer, shares her tips on building the mindset to succeed where others may have failed.

Check out the article, and many, many more (we have a bumper edition!) in this week’s This Week in Procurement

Sprinting Outside Your Comfort Zone | Procurious


Procurement Transformation – With and Without the Burning Platform | Peter Smith, Spend Matters

How To Train Your CEO To Get What The Business Needs | Enrico Rizzon, ATKearney

Is supplier consolidation the best policy? | Will Green, Supply Management

What the Coupa/Amazon Business Tie-Up Means for Procurement | Tim Burt, Procurement Leaders

Strategic Sourcing: How Will You Award Your Business? | Gary Mansell, Coupa

Revised: Facing The Reality About Supply Market Intelligence | Jeanette Jones, Cottrill Research



Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Consolidation | Robert Solomon, Software Platform Consulting, Inc.

Businesses Are Not Doing Enough On Modern Slavery Reporting | Jacki Buist, Haymarket Media Group

Q4 SolutionMap℠: 32 Procurement Technology Solution Providers, Ranked | Spend Matters


Podcast: 156: Heads up! Overcoming Communications Hurdles w/ Julienne Ryan


New Leadership Competencies for Corporate Sustainability | David Grayson, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility

Artificial Intelligence – Hype, Hope and Fear | Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News

Blockchain Project Ecosystem | Josh Nussbaum, Medium


Have a great weekend!

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