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PURCHASING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION of WESTERN NEW ENGLAND

http://www.pmawne.com/

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH THROUGH EDUCATION

Uncommon Clarity

The Next Great Wave of Accelerating Productivity

Dinner Meeting on January 15, 2013

Tuesday Meeting

DATE: January 15, 2013
PROGRAM: 6:00 –7:00 P.M.
DINNER: 7:15 P.M.
 
REGISTRATION: 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
PLACE:
Yankee Pedlar Inn
             1866 Northampton St. (RT 5).
            
Holyoke, MA 10102

PMAWNE MEMBERS ATTEND FREE

GUESTS WELCOME

JOINT DINNER MEETING WITH APICS

Lean manufacturing has transformed our factory floors. Supply chain management and electronic data interchange have fundamentally changed order processing, inventory management, and collaboration with suppliers. Big data makes twentieth century market segmentation look like child’s play. And e-commerce has totally changed the way we shop and sell. While these major advances continue to bring tremendous change, efficiencies, and value to the businesses that employ them, none have touched the cparonfusion and chaos that smothers employees and inflates tasks at every level of the organization, but particularly among executives, managers, and knowledge workers. None of these have done anything to diminish the perennial waste and frustration of wavering decisions, shifting priorities, inadequate communication, unproductive meetings, confusion over expectations and responsibilities, no accountability, lack of commitment, and “solutions” that solve nothing. The next great wave of productivity improvement will come from creating the clarity that simplifies, that improves and speeds decisions, and that allows employees to work together smoothly, quickly, and confidently without backtracking or wheel spinning.   key

What exactly is clarity? Why is it so clear so many are unclear? How can you increase clarity? Ann Latham, a leading expert in creating the clarity that produces twice the results in half the time and founder of Uncommon Clarity, Inc., the key to these questions and more at our meeting on January 15, 2013

Typical Results of Uncommon Clarity
1.
Strategy formulated and executed with discipline, confidence, and appropriate engagement
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Consensus, commitment, and alignment with speed despite complexity and sensitivity of issues
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Efficient, sustainable, results-focused processes that save time and money, and work in your environment and culture
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Meetings halved while achieving twice the results
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Identification and replication of internal best practices
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Conflicts resolved, shared goals established, and silos and internal competition diminished
7. Improved clarity, focus, and productivity for individuals and organizations

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Accountability and management systems that turn goals into results
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Top talent developed effectively with maximum speed and minimal disruption
10. The process of clarity as a mindset, skill set, and sustainable practice


Ann 

Biographical Notes on ANN Latham

Ann graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in mathematics. Her work and travels have taken her to 36 countries and 48 states. She is a board approved Master Facilitator, an honor bestowed upon an elite group of global consultants by the Society for Advancement of Consulting®. Ann is a guest lecturer for the Isenberg School of Management MBA program at the University of Massachusetts, a blogger for ASTD, serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, and belongs to The Society for the Advancement of Consulting and the Human Service Forum.

As a speaker, Ann creates clarity for audiences who want clear, pragmatic, immediately applicable ideas that will help them speed and improve results. Her value-packed and entertaining presentations inevitably garner enthusiastic reviews.


Reservation Form for January 15, 2013 Dinner Meeting

Please Email or fax this form to Ryan Bishop: Fax: (413) 589 1407 E-Mail: rbishop@mmwec.org (Tel.: (413) 308 – 1262)

DEADLINE:  All reservations or cancellations must be received by Noon Monday January 14, 2013
COST: Members NO COST    Guest $25.00            No shows will be billed.        
Guests pay at the door or in advance by credit card
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Effective January 2013 all your regular meeting meals are now included in your dues payment. Please note that you still must make a reservation to the events that you will be attending. Should you make a reservation and not attend without having cancelled per the reservation form you will be responsible for the cost of the meal and we will bill you accordingly.

Printable Page January 2013 Meeting Announcement.pdf
Printable Page January 2013 Meeting Reservation form.pdf

     
 
 
 

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