Archive for May, 2008

May 11 2008

HEAD IN THE SAND PURCHASING

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I’ve always loved my friends e-mailing me with they new jobs and titles – Supply Chain Manager, Global Procurement Strategist, Intergalactic Procurement Director – (Sounds like an inter-planetary pimp yes?). Many have even sent me multi-lingual business cards – one in English on one side and the other in a different language. I get pictures from all over the globe and news of their divorces but I always wonder – Is this new Management Philosophy (currently on best seller list at the B-Schools) worth all the Hoopla? Continue Reading »

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May 11 2008

TRAINING 5 Reasons why you shouldn’t train your people

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Training is very much part of my consulting business. It takes one day, a lot of lame jokes and because the students walk away with a book the get it. GET IT means they feel like they are a part of the team. They’re contributors and not somebody who’s there until management figures out a way to replace them with a robot. Some company owners get it. It’s the best way to improve your profits. But I constantly listen to people tell me why training is a waste of money. OK here are the top five reasons I get along with my answers.

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