Matthew A. Bradshaw, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.

Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®)  and  Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™)                                      RESOURCEFUL & Tenacious Problem Solver


11 posts published in April 2016

True Happiness

Posted:April 1, 2016 | Tags: gratitude, attitude, inspirational-quotes, happiness, satisfaction

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
― Seneca

Skill and Competence:

Posted:April 15, 2016 | Tags: Skill; Competence; Keys; Excellence

"So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands." Psalm 78:72

David’s leadership succeeded through a two-sided coin: his hands and his heart, or outward skill and inward integrity. Every great spiritual leader must have this combination. David’s excellent leadership combined both heart and art. To have one without the other leads to failure.

Consider the following list of 11 keys to excellence, aimed at helping us to develop...

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9 Ways to Say No to Negativity

Posted:April 16, 2016 | Tags: Attitude, Negativity

Your attitude determines how you make it through the day, week, and month. I can't begin to imagine carrying around a negative attitude all of the time it just retards your growth and development no matter how young or old you are. Remember to "seize the day" everyday!

 9 Ways to Say No to Negativity


When you’re naturally a glass-half-empty kind of person, hearing slogans like “Think positive!” can make you feel like you’re an...

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The Law of the Inner Circle:

Posted:April 17, 2016 | Tags: Advisors

Every leader ought to build an inner circle that adds value to him or her and to the leadership of the organization. But choose well, for the members of this inner circle will become your closest confidante; your inner circle will make you or break you.

Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where there is no counsel, the people will fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” So who belongs in the “council,” in this inner circle? Strive for the following:

1. Creative people
2. Loyal people

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Identifying and Structuring Problems

Posted:April 17, 2016 | Tags: Problem, Strategies, Activities, Techniques, Skills

What problems are you facing today? Are you worried about your next step? What are you doing to think through the problem. Perhaps it will help you to identify the problem and think it through. Also, don't forget that you are never alone when it comes to solving problems. You always have other resources. Those resources come from friends, co-workers, family, and pastors/leaders at church. Keep this in mind as you think things through.


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