Daily Archives: July 5, 2010

Upcoming Webinars from the #1 Supply Chain Resource Site

The Sourcing Innovation Resource Site, always immediately accessible from the link under the “Free Resources” section of the sidebar, continues to add new content on a weekly, and often daily, basis — and it will continue to do so.

The following is a short selection of upcoming webinars over the next two weeks that you might want to check out:

Date & Time Webcast

15:00 GMT/WET

The Hidden Risks and Benefits when Implementing and Managing a Shared Services Center in LATAM

Sponsor: SSON


11:30 GMT-05:00/CDT/EST

What Makes Best-in-Class Retail Supply Chains?

Sponsor: Supply Chain Digest


14:00 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

Using Surety Bonds to Protect your Company

Sponsor: Federation of Credit and Finance Professionals


14:15 GMT/WET

Environmental strategies for cost reduction in pharmaceutical facilities

Sponsor: WTG


10:00 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

Align International Payroll Outsourcing with Your Global Strategy

Sponsor: SSON


14:00 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

Reliability and Quality Planning: a QLM Framework

Sponsor: PTC


2:00 GMT-05:00/CDT/EST

eSourcing – Automate your Sourcing Process

Sponsor: EC Sourcing Group


14:00 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

Tired of Working With Cumbersome Spreadsheets?

Sponsor: Silico


13:00 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

Best-in-class Strategies for EHS Compliance and Sustainability

Sponsor: Environmental Leader


14:00 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

External Economic Risk Measurement

Sponsor: FICO


14:00 GMT-05:00/CDT/EST

Trade Promotion Management Takes on Microsoft Excel

Sponsor: MEI


11:00 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

2010 Risk Management 101 Webcast: Basics of Property

Sponsor: Marsh


8:00 GMT-07:00/MST/PDT

Asset Disposition Strategies to Eliminate Excess Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Inventory

Sponsor: IHS


14:00 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

Using EPCIS Data Sharing for Full Supply Chain Visibility

Sponsor: RFID Journal


11:30 GMT-04:00/AST/EDT

Industry Trends in Compliance Training 2010

Sponsor: Brandon Hall


10:00 GMT-07:00/MST/PDT

Strategic Account Planning

Sponsor: Relationship Economics

They are all readily searchable from the comprehensive Site-Search page. So don’t forget to review the resource site on a weekly basis. You just might find what you didn’t even know you were looking for!

And continue to keep a sharp eye out for new additions!

Eight Things Good Bosses Do

A recent article over on the HBR blogs covered the 12 things that good bosses believe which, while important, don’t necessarily help a new boss understand what she has to do to be a good boss. So, in this post, I’m going to tell you the eight things that good bosses do. In time, you’ll understand why and adopt the same beliefs, but when you’re new, sometimes actions have to come first. So, without further ado, here they are:

  • Human Shield

    They protect their people from intrusions, distractions, and idiocy of every stripe and shade.

  • Empower

    They empower their people to make decisions and take charge, they don’t micro-manage every little detail.

  • Manage the Mundane

    They do the distractive busy work and fire fighting that would keep their people from accomplishing their jobs.

  • Give Away the Glory

    Not only do they enable their people to win, but they credit their people with the win.

  • They Listen

    They don’t assume they have all the answers. Moreover, they assume that the answers they do have come with an expiry date — an expiry date that activates as soon as a subordinate gives them a better answer.

  • They Accept Mistakes

    They know that sometimes their direct reports will make mistakes and use it as a learning opportunity to create a better employee.

  • They Take, and Encourage, Managed Risks

    They know you can’t win big if you don’t take a risk once in a while.

  • They Make Decisions and Follow Through

    They understand that their employees will come up with a number of approaches to solve a problem, some good, and some not so good, and that they will have to make the final decision. They do it with confidence, and, for better or worse, follow through and get it done. And if they make a mistake, they admit it, post-mortem it, and use it as a learning opportunity.

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