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

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

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4 posts published in December 2017

Managing Yourself

Posted:December 5, 2017 | Tags: Self-Control, Personal Planning; Time Management

"Have you ever heard the story about the farmer who told his wife one morning that he was going out to plow the 'south forty'? He got off to an early start so he could oil the tractor. He needed more oil, so he went to the shop to get it. On the way to the shop, he noticed the pigs weren't fed. So he proceeded to the corncrib, where he found some sacks of feed. The sacks reminded him that his potatoes were sprouting. When he started for the potato pit, he passed the woodpile and remembered...

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BUILDING SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS – AND PROFITS

Posted:December 14, 2017 | Tags: Diversity, Effective, Improvement, ROI

ISM’s Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) certification program is one of the few that exists for this growing and much-needed specialization. Many companies engage in supplier diversity to be socially responsible or to meet customer or federal requirements, but don’t understand its true profit potential. As a CPSD, you’ll be the guiding hand with the knowledge and training to show an organization how supplier diversity can improve the bottom line and accelerate innovation...

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ISM Mastery Model®

Posted:December 17, 2017 | Tags: ISM, Mastery, competency-based

The ISM Mastery Model is a comprehensive set of competency-based standards of excellence for supply management practitioners and executives worldwide. It was created by Institute for Supply Management® (ISM), the oldest and one of the largest supply management associations in the world.

The perception of supply management and the nature of its role has shifted in recent years as more organizations realize its strategic significance and how it is critical to their overall success. In...

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Why Worry?

Posted:December 30, 2017 | Tags: Worry, anxious, tomorrow

“When I asked him -Mr.Henry Ford- if he ever worried, he replied: "No. I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe that every-thing will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about?”

― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“When we are harassed and reach the limit of our own strength, many of us then turn in desperation to God-"There are no atheists in foxholes." But why wait till we are...

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