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What is Innovation?

Merriam Webster’s defines “innovation” as (1) the introduction of something new; (2) a new idea, method, or device: novelty. Interestingly, while this definition does not mention added value, when we talk about seeking innovation it is inherently understood that the innovation must also bring about a positive impact or change […]

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Career Tools: Mentor, Advocate, Or?

by Tara Rethore, CEO of M. Beacon Enterprises LLC Mentorship is a fairly common tool for professional development, as part of both formal mentoring programs (e.g., APMP-NCA’s Mentor-Protégé Program) and self-initiated personal development plans. An effective mentor is usually a more experienced person who guides someone along her/his professional journey […]

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APMP Certification

by Maryann Lesnick, CPP APMP, PMP, CSM APMP Certification is the global standard for developing and demonstrating proposal management competency, offering the world’s only industry-recognized certification program for bid and proposal professionals.  If you are pursuing a career in proposal management, you should obtain and maintain at least a Foundation […]

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Proposal Manager: From Good to Great

by Lisa Pafe, CPP APMP Fellow, PMP At the 2017 APMP Bid and Proposal Con, my colleague and I facilitated a workshop on Proposal Manager: From Good to Great. Our findings and audience feedback confirmed that Proposal Managers of any merit continually strive to improve their abilities. This article examines […]

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Is Consulting Your Next Best Career Move?

by Chris Simmons, Founder and Principal, Rainmakerz Consulting LLC One of the most common challenges consistently identified by professionals in our industry is the lack of available and qualified resources to do the job. In a survey published in the APMP Journal (The Big Proposal Management Study, Spring/Summer, 2009), 66 […]