Art van Bodegraven
Art van Bodegraven was, among other roles, chief design officer for the DES Leadership Academy. He passed away on June 18, 2017. He will be greatly missed.
It's not just for those in the C-suite. Each and every one of us can benefit from learning and applying leadership behaviors in our work lives and in life in general.
April 27, 2017
Rumblings in the DC: The cost of runaway minimum wages
We can dither about raising the minimum wage all we want. But the laws of supply and demand will have a far bigger effect on pay than anything we decide.
February 22, 2017
Fun and games in the supply chain
Everyone knows our work is deadly serious, with enterprise survival hanging in the balance. That's precisely why we need to step back and look for the humor in our workaday world.
December 17, 2016
We have a plate overflowing with infrastructure challenges. And it's not just our physical and technology infrastructure that needs attention.
October 26, 2016
Optics: It's all in how you look at it
Though it runs counter to most supply chain professionals' nature, there's merit in letting the world know how good you are—that you and your team deliver the goods, anticipate challenges, and head off problems in the making. But it's important not to overdo it.
August 9, 2016
Me talk pretty one day
We may aspire to eloquence, but on the job, it's more important to be clear, complete, and convincing in our communications.
June 23, 2016
Journey to the center of the earth
We stand at the precipice of a gap of our own collective making, a gap that deepens and widens with every failure to address the root causes of our talent shortfall.
May 23, 2016
The changing face of leadership
We are slowly but surely accepting that one does not one day decide to become a leader. Rather, other people—staff, peers, or colleagues—choose to become followers.
March 21, 2016
Inventory, accuracy, and corporate performance
Inventory accuracy has been a holy grail for generations. So why is it that we have yet to master it?
January 21, 2016
Sackcloth, ashes, and a tattered résumé
Note to the chronically unemployed: To stand out from the crowd, you have to demonstrate passion, a servant mentality, a sense of humor, courage, and a tirelessly innovative spirit.
December 17, 2015