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.
Almost every organisation and countless senior leaders talk about "talent". But only a minority really get their groove on with the subject, i.e., walking the talk with their actions on 'people capability'. 5 things worth bearing in mind about this; NO. 1: Expending...read more
On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, I posted this short piece on LinkedIn: ### China may be trying to rewrite history by attempting to obliterate all traces of the Tiananmen Square event. But history itself teaches us that truth has an annoying habit...read more
Dreams don’t build castles and castles don’t build themselves. But it’s the dream of the castle that inspires and spurs you to start building. What’s your career dream, and what does your ‘castle’ look like in your dream?” (Like, Comment or Share on LinkedIn, Twitter...read more
Few Procurement people drink with the gods at Olympus. But those who do know that to taste the sweet nectar of success you’ve got to ‘walk the talk’ by adopting a progressive disposition and effective leadership behaviours. Many of us instinctively think “leadership”...read more
Since I started singing my song, helping readers, audiences and clients to discover their own magic, my work seems to resonate with many and has garnered recognition in several quarters. Some identify me as a top influencer, others heap accolades on my books, articles...read more
You learned that if you play with fire you’ll get burned, from your parent(s) at home. You learned that if you add two and two you get four, from your teacher at school. You learned that if you stand in the rain you’ll get wet, from nature out there. But where did you...read more
A lot of effort, dollars and leadership attention expended on improving organisational capability is often targeted at technology and process enhancements. That’s not a bad thing per se. Technology can provide powerful advancements in how we do the work; for example,...read more
1st December. The first day of the last month of the calendar year. It’s the month when many of us are caught up in the excitement of the coming Christmas festivities, and looking forward to joyful times with family, friends or lovers. Yet some of us will also be...read more
A comment by an ex-colleague on a LinkedIn post grabbed my attention: “…surely a good strategy and strong leadership drives the culture.” It kind of resonated with me; I intuitively sensed what he meant, though I might have put it differently. It got me thinking all...read more
I appeared on the Art of Procurement podcast to discuss a range of issues pertinent to upping the Procurement game, e.g., The components that must be put together to create lasting Procurement success Procurement’s brand – perceptions and reputation of the function...read more