Nuggets of wisdom to expand your perspectives…
…on leadership; organisational effectiveness; procurement & supply chain management; change management; personal effectiveness; career growth and success; and Africa.
My work is frequently featured in print and online media, white papers, round-table conferences, expert panels and other similar events. For example, I was on the advisory board for The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum; an advisory panellist for Supply Management; a member of Logistics Europe Supply Chain Vision Group; and a featured adviser on the inaugural Procurious Career Boot Camp.
You can view some of my related work and media features below.
“But I’ve served this company for many years! And very few people here have the experience that I have … All the projects that I’ve worked on and the improvements I’ve helped deliver …,” he tailed off into silence, as his thoughts and emotions swept him into a...read more
Stakeholder management is at the heart of product managers’ jobs. Yet many product managers struggle with it tirelessly. In fact, “difficult stakeholders” is one of the biggest frustrations for most product managers. Sometimes, it feels like you just can’t strike the...read more
“Every company should have received the memo that supply chain needs a seat at the table.” Especially as regards the sustainability or ESG (environment, social and governance) agenda. I smiled to myself in a conflicting mix of delight and disdain as I read the words...read more
Contemplating what true product management success means is a valuable exercise. For starters, it may force some organisations and product leaders to realise that authentic and sustainable product management success isn’t the same thing as transient or singular...read more
A fair bit of my coaching and mentoring work is with people in operations and product management functions. And irrespective of the objective of my engagement, the issue of self-leadership often emerges at some point. Yet self-leadership doesn’t just apply to product...read more
“You’re right, Sophia,” I agreed with her. “You’ve got all the makings of a good product manager. But you’ve got much more than that, because the fire in your belly is that of a great product leader!” She nodded slowly, as her face started to break into an enquiring...read more
I smiled to myself as I admired the rhythmic flow of her gait, and how she carried herself with the elegance that is so characteristic of many French women. As she ambled along the Promenade des Anglais she exuded that indescribable vibe that comes from being...read more
Many product managers struggle with sustaining a solid platform in their roles and across the wider organisation, even when they have a formal mandate for the product management job. There are often several reasons for this. Typically, one of the prime root causes is...read more
“He can be such a fuckwit sometimes! Honestly, he drives me so mad, I could strangle him!” I raised my eyebrows involuntarily while struggling to keep a straight face. It was as much a surprise to hear Isabelle use a vulgar word as it was amusing to hear her...read more
Many of us often fail to fully appreciate and leverage the power of human-to-human dynamics when we’re caught up in the demands of everyday life at work. For change leaders in particular and other folks involved in change management, this intangible factor can often...read more