Inside the September 2012 issue...
Motivating the Unmotivated? Really?
Human beings are self-motivated. If you ever hear someone say they can motivate your workforce to achieve greater success, run, don't walk, to the nearest exit.
By: David E. Frick
Contract Management--The Next Generation: A New Professional's View of Contract Management
An intrinsic look at contract management through the eyes of Generation Y.
By: Wesley Dewalt
May I Have Your Attention Please (Your Full Attention): The True Detrimental Nature of Multitasking
While many view multitasking as a virtue, it is actually harmful to your productivity, quality of output, and even your health. Here are some strategies to get you back on track.
By: Kimberly Himes
The Contract Changes Management Process, Part 1: Managing Contract Changes in Turbulent Times
Who initiates contract changes on U.S. government contracts? Why are contract changes needed? What types of contract changes are used? What are the FAR requirements for ordering changes? And much more!
By: Gregory A. Garrett and Christopher J. Garrett
AbilityOne and Federal Procurement Professionals: Getting More, Saving More, Making a Real Difference
Purchasing through AbilityOne not only saves the federal government, and the American taxpayer, millions of dollars, but also helps create jobs for blind and severely disabled Americans, including disabled veterans.
By: F. Glenn Richardson
Framework for Success When Performing a Business Process Improvement, Part 3
The conclusion to this three-part series on business process improvements (BPIs).
By: Robert Graham
Questions and Answers: A Tool to Shape Solicitations
A walkthrough of the Q&A process.
By: David Newsome Jr. and Gary Silverman
The Four Questions You Must Answer to Solve any Data Rights Issue
If these four questions are answered thoroughly, they will provide both insight into any data rights issue and a data rights strategy to ensure that not only the buyer's acquisition goals are met, but the seller's rights are protected in the process.
By: Gene Pickarz
Choosing a Mentor is Like Dating: 5 Steps for Finding a Mentor Without a Formal Mentoring Program
By: Jessica Friedman
Too Much, Too Late
By: Jack Horan and Katherine L. Veeder