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Arizona State University's Supply Chain Group, with mascot Sparky the Sun Devil.
is their own success;
* are not afraid to develop talent and
even hire people who are smarter
or more talented than they;
* role model innovation and allow
their team to fail fast and protect
them when they do fail;
* hold their staff accountable and
quickly address issues, but will
also quickly recognize and
reward success;
* set aggressive goals and regularly
produce outcomes;
* are curious and embrace change.
Finally, leaders also role model
in KINDNESS.
Rick Wertsching from Disney
closed his keynote at our annual
meeting this year with, "be
authentic, curious and kind." It is my
observation that kindness is not a
concept taught in business school,
but rather a subjective personal
trait. I did a quick search on the
web and found, surprisingly, there
are many articles linking leadership
to kindness; so, unfortunately, this
is not my novel idea. I considered
what this means to me and realized
the leaders I surround myself with
generally demonstrate some of
the behaviors that I am trying to
continually teach my son, Evan (age
8) and my daughter, Alyssa (age 6).
Leaders:
* smile at people and check on
those who are having a bad day;
* help and welcome a new
colleague;
* discourage and limit engagement
in negative water-cooler talk or
destructive gossip;
* have a genuine curiosity about
others' thoughts and perspective;

* truly care about others.
Kindness should not be mistaken
for weakness. The great leaders I
have seen, who embrace kindness,
are not pushovers. These leaders
value respectful disagreement
and are not afraid to tackle issues
head-on. They are self-assured
enough to have direct yet respectful
discussions and do not attempt
to undermine their bosses, peers,
or colleagues behind the scenes.
They know how to separate what
is personal from what is business.
Those I know who do this well admit
they are not perfect, but they also
-maybe most importantly-are
not afraid to "own it" when they are
wrong and apologize when they are
not at their best.
Finally, the leaders I admire
know that leadership is difficult.
The people I seek out have these
wonderful, personable, caring
qualities, but also have the artful
ability to balance that with the much
harder part of being a leader. They
make the right, sometimes difficult
business decisions for the good of
their organization and for the people
who depend on that organization.
I am honored to have been
elected as your NAEP 2018-2019
President. I look forward to the
coming year and getting to know
many of you. Walt Disney focused
on magic, courage, and innovation,
and expertly integrated many of his
leadership values into the fabric of
his company's culture, especially
into the stories told to children. In
that wonderful story many of us
know well, Cinderella's mother had
great advice for her:

PHOTO BY ASU BUSINESS AND FINANCE COMMUNICATION

"I want to tell you a secret that will
see you through all the trials that life
can offer: Have courage and
be kind."

Nichol Luoma, Associate Vice
President, Sustainability Operations
Officer & Chief Procurement Officer
for Arizona State University (ASU), is
the current NAEP President (20182019). She is responsible for multiple
operations at Arizona State University,
including supply chain (procurement
and materials management), auxiliaries,
parking and transit, sustainability
practices, risk management, physical
security initiatives and environment
health & safety. In addition to the
national board of directors, Nichol
has served in leadership positions
in the Pacific region, including
President in 2015. Nichol is a faculty
member for NAEP and the Western
Association of College and University
Business Officers (WACUBO). She
has nearly two decades of operations
management experience and has held
the following positions: Vice President
of Operations for Boon Inc. and Keen
Distribution; Senior Supply Chain
Consultant at Clarkston Consulting;
and multiple supply chain roles at Intel
Corporation. Nichol holds a bachelor's
degree in Supply Chain Management
from ASU (Summa Cum Laude), where
she was honored as the Outstanding
Graduating Senior for WP Carey College
of Business and also holds a Master's in
Business Administration (Summa Cum
Laude) from Duke University, where she
was honored as a Fuqua Scholar.
Email: nichol.luoma@asu.edu.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018

Professional Development Notes
NAEP President Nichol Luoma
Research and Development RFP: Procurement Assists with Innovation
Training, Testing, and Incentives
Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
Certification: Which One Are You?
Evolution or Revolution? Campus Cards: Time for a New Business Model
Book Review: Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time—Part Nine
Best and Final: Procurement: How the Torch Gets Passed
Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - intro
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover1
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover2
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 3
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Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 5
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Professional Development Notes
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 7
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - NAEP President Nichol Luoma
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 9
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Research and Development RFP: Procurement Assists with Innovation
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 11
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 12
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 13
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 14
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 15
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Training, Testing, and Incentives
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 17
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 19
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Certification: Which One Are You?
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 21
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Evolution or Revolution? Campus Cards: Time for a New Business Model
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 23
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 24
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Book Review: Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time—Part Nine
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 26
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 27
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Best and Final: Procurement: How the Torch Gets Passed
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 29
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover3
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover4
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