Gary Bond

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Track Employee Productivity with New Office 365 Workplace Analytics Add-on - Small Business Trends

There’s a new version of Microsoft Workplace Analytics available. The overhauled tool first launched in 2016 is the latest in a marketplace demanding …

Tools to help you manage your vendors and suppliers

Pen and paper, spreadsheet, full-blown ERP/CRM suite -- or somewhere in between? We examine some leading vendor management systems.<p>'No business is an …

Project Management

The 7 Essential Traits Of A Kick-Ass Leader

<i>Are you feeling stuck in your career? Do you want to build your personal brand but don’t know how to start? It’s time to wake up to your dreams. The</i> …

Three Steps You Can Take to Build Your Personal Brand

If you are developing a current personal brand there are steps to get you started, according to author, professor, and personal brand expert Dorie Clark.<p>In today's connected and forward-thinking world, a personal brand has never been more important. In reality, the idea of a personal brand has been …

Public Relations

How To Stop Busywork From Holding Your Career Progress Back

Chances are you spend a lot of your day on useless busywork without even realizing it. Here’s how to spot it and eliminate it.<p>We’re all so busy. Sixty-one percent of Americans today say they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do. But often what’s keeping us so busy isn’t that …

Time Management

6 Characteristics of an Innovative Leader

Are you sometimes confused about what type of leader you are or what type of leader you should be? You're not alone -- but you can discover how to be a better leader by following this expert's advice.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is</i> …

Leadership

19 soft skills every leader needs to be successful

The best communicators are not only skilled at articulating their own thoughts, they're also great listeners. We tend to associate being the loudest …

Brisbane

23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world

British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," which is now in a third edition. His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for clients like Unilever and BMW.<p>Although …

Supply Chain MBA - enhance your knowledge and improve your career

Please share what you find valuable:<p>Getting a Supply Chain MBA is a smart career choice. However, not everyone is able to get a Supply Chain MBA …

Manufacturing

How to Get the Upper Hand in Any Negotiation, According to an FBI Negotiator

The secret to getting what you want is this simple but powerful question.<p>The trick in negotiations, experts agree, is managing to balance the need to be tough with the need to be liked (especially, it's sad to say, if you're a woman). The people that drive the best deals somehow manage to keep …

Self-help

5 Signs You're Going to Fail as a Leader

Avoid these common management mistakes and watch your company morale soar.<p>The best leaders I have witnessed over the years are committed to understanding how to meet the needs of employees from every generation. Have you noticed how drastically different a Millennial needs to be led versus, say, a …

Leadership

<b>I have been both an interviewer and an interviewee a number of times within my 14-year procurement career, during which I have come across and asked</b> …

15 Things Great Leaders Do When Things Get Really Dangerous

A former military aviator who led Marines in an incredibly dangerous job shares his insights.<p>Most of us want to become better leaders. Maybe we want to build a company, lead a team, or simply become the type of people others look to for inspiration and guidance.<p>But there's a higher level of …

Leadership

The One Thing You Need to Remember When Assigning Tasks to Your Team

There are only two ways to create value: through projects and processes. Leaders need to understand the difference and make sure they put “project …

13 Negotiating Techniques That Never Fail

Here are negotiation techniques that have led to several multimillion-dollar deals.<p>You're sitting in a conference staring at the face of the other party. You want one thing. They want something entirely different. And as you're both on the verge of flipping over the table, it occurs to you that …

Emotional Intelligence

How to conduct a Procurement health check

Words: Emilio Reina<p>As a new COO, CFO or CPO you can assess the potential for improvement in your procurement department by analysing five key …

The 17 Things Managers Should Never Say

A former army paratrooper shares some of the worst leadership slip-ups that he heard over his career and why they can destroy morale.<p>When poor leaders make it into the general and flag officer ranks, it can really be destructive to the military profession and unit effectiveness. It’s no different …

Leadership

7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Make Everyone Miserable

Leader mistakes that kill morale, with advice for how leaders can do right by their employees.<p>From Enron to Volkswagen, we've watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, …

Leadership

12 Powerful Inventory Reduction Tips to Free Up Cash

Inventory Reduction Tips<p>Inventory reduction is one of the key goals for most businesses. In this article I have outlined 12 tried and test tips which …

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What’s the Big Deal about Total Cost of Ownership?

According to Wikipedia, total cost of ownership (TCO) is a financial estimate using the direct and indirect costs of a manufactured product. When …

Drive your sourcing and supply chain

Rise above the crowd.<p>Drive your sourcing & supply chain.<p>"Winddle brings unique flexibility and agility, crucial for our time-to-market<br>and ultimately …

Attention Procurement Executives: The 3 Keys to Building a Winning Internal Strategy

<i>Editor’s Note: Paul Mandell, is Founder & CEO of Consero.</i><p>It has become clear that the most effective procurement departments rely not just on their …

Corruption Perceptions Index – A Procurement Must-Read

<i>The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is a must-read annual report for procurement professionals that source internationally.</i><p>Why? Because with a …

These 3 Management Styles Belong In The Past

<b>By Paolo Gallo</b><p><i>What assumptions am I making, that I’m not aware I am making, that give me what I see?</i><p>This powerful question, taken from Benjamin Zander’s book, <i>The Art of Possibility</i>, has been stuck in my mind for a while. Traditional management thinking is based around three fundamental …

World Economic Forum

Are You a Leader, or Just Pretending to Be One?

We’ve rarely needed leaders more — but wanted the leaders we have less.<p>It’s as if we’ve forgotten what leadership really is, and confused it with what it isn’t.<p>What’s not leadership? For one thing, performing. Leadership is not making the right faces, memorizing the right lines, pumping your fist …

Leadership

7 Ways to Simplify Project Management in Teamwork Projects

Here are seven templating and tagging tricks, integrations, and shortcuts to improve and streamline project management in Teamwork Projects.<p>PCMag …

Project Management

Supply Chain Leaders Share How Digital Is Transforming Operations

On-demand manufacturing history just occurred. For the first time, a tool (a ratchet wrench), was made in outer space by additive manufacturing aka 3D printing; the printing of 104 layers of plastic took 4 hours directly after the design was transmitted from earth — proving digital manufacturing …

Cleveland Clinic