an Act to require public authorities to have regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in connection with public services contracts
Even unregulated privately held businesses need to be aware of certain soft practices that may be signs of collusion between their employees and Vendors.
As we approach the New Year I always try to think of ways to make the coming year better than the last. This means first reflecting on the past and second look ahead to the future. This year, my family and I will be following our New Year's ritual by setting resolutions for the coming … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018 – A Ted Talk from Scott Geller
As we approach the Christmas Holiday, I wanted to share with you a book I recently read. The Book is called Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Emotional Balance and Compassion. It's an enlightening and entertaining read written by Paul Ekman. Paul Ekman is best known for his work on facial expressions and body language, … Continue reading Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Emotional Balance and Compassion
Throughout my procurement career, I have found many parallels between the process of architecture and the process of procurement.
Ensuring that your procurement policy aligns with more than just the bottom line will not only enhance the value of procurement, it elevates the value of the organization.
It's common to behave evasively or defensively when we make mistakes, but in order to retain trust, we have to avoid reverting to this basic instinct.
Hello Everyone. Happy New Year! I hope you had time to rest and reset yourselves for the new year. I wanted to kick this year off by sharing with you a little family tradition I began a few years ago. This is our 3rd year following this tradition and while I continue to refine and … Continue reading Happy New Year 2017
In September of 2010 Drew Dudley gave a short talk on the value of everyday leadership and how simple acts we perform every day can unexpectedly make profound positive influences on those around us. I highly recommend checking out Drew's talk, it is a great way to spend 6 minutes of your day. Drew talks about a moment in his … Continue reading Every day leadership
Chip Conley (founder of the Company Joie de Vive) challenges business leaders to focus on the intangible benefit of happiness to improve the future and welfare of their businesses.
I struggle a little bit with the fact that his life is shrouded in such controversy, but having listened to his speech ahead of knowing anything about him, I was able to appreciate Bartmann's perspectives and found myself motivated to strengthen my own goal setting strategies.