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.
The Cocaine Dealers on Your Career Journey
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
Self-Leadership for Your Product and Career Success
“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
Product Managers with Passion Create Product Magic
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
Feel the Love from Your Product Stakeholders
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
What Great Product Managers Do Best
“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
The Alchemists of Change Always Leverage Human-to-Human Dynamics
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
The Best Change Agents Are Organisationally Savvy
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
You, Your Brand and Your Stakeholders
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
Put Poetry in Your Stakeholders’ Souls to Win Them Over
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
The Power of Words and the Potency of Silence
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