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The Defense spending problem and the need for finding the balance between contractual imperatives and relational execution

Whether in recent headlines or within the confines of inner circle discussions talking about Defense procurement and the challenges the Canadian government has been facing in getting it right is a hot topic. A series of recent articles including one by the CBC titled “After years of missteps, Canadian Military officials hope procurement now on track” provides just one of many examples...

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ISO 44001: Creating The “New”​ Standard For Business Relationships

Over the past few months there has been, with increasing frequency, the publication of many articles written on the emergence or re-emergence of the relational approach to complex business relationships. Whether it is a true renaissance or not, remains to be seen. After all, the importance of relationships in business, and for that matter, in everyday life is not a “new”...

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Getting Beyond Crisis Triggers As the Foundation For Successful Relationships

Do not get me wrong, there are of course steps that can and must be taken to evolve the relationship between stakeholders, from the concept stage through to the execution and outcome stage. One example is the Staircase of Relationships presented by Malcolm Morley in his June 9th, 2016 blog post of the same name. But here is the thing . . . building successful relationships is not simply a matter...

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