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.
“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
Many of us are change agents in our jobs in some ways – whether we’re project leaders, supply chain professionals, product managers or work in some other functional area. You don’t have to be leading a defined change management programme or business improvement...read more
Many of us know that our personal work style is an important factor in our workplace effectiveness. Yet we may not fully appreciate the far-reaching ways it manifests. Some of these can be inconspicuous, yet directly and massively help or hinder our ability to thrive...read more
Success at work is often less about technical knowledge than it is about mastering the “soft” issues – like interpersonal relationships, personal effectiveness, organisational dynamics, and engaging and winning stakeholders over. This is crucial for us all. Almost...read more
What a magical experience! I was still thinking about it and smiling to myself in delight, some ten minutes or so later, as I ambled across the old wooden bridge that spanned the little creek meandering through the woods. The appearance of that great tit and the...read more
I was thrilled to announce the publication of my book Sweet Stakeholder Love when the paperback first came out. It was a huge milestone for me. And I feel deep gratitude to the wonderful souls who helped bring my literary baby to life, and the many readers and patrons...read more
My interview with AS Äripäev, ahead of my forthcoming keynote speech on supply chain risks at their Pärnu Supply Chain Conference in Estonia. ### Interview by Harro Puusild. Ineffectiveness is by far the most dangerous ailment that detracts from our work success, says...read more
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