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.
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
There is an adage that says, “If you swing at nothing, you will hit it.” I love the simplicity of this statement and how it gets one thinking. It illustrates a basic tenet of effectiveness in the pursuit of success, whatever “success” means to us. Success comes from...read more
The sages say that life is created in each moment. Every moment we spend interacting with colleagues and stakeholders at work is an opportunity to build positive perceptions of our personal brand and the team or organisation we represent. Whether these interactions...read more
I supported the inaugural Procurious Career Boot Camp as a career coach, providing guidance and thought leadership for Procurement professionals, featured in the e-book, 15 Sure-fire Ways to Become a Procurement Superstar: Tips and Insights from Some of the World’s...read more
It’s sad, but true, that many people leave their career growth at the mercy of their employers or bosses. People who take ownership of their career destiny are much more likely to attain success; because once you reach out for your mojo, it reaches out for you too....read more
My interview with SciQuest, prior to my keynote speech at their ‘Next Level 2016 conference, where I addressed some interesting questions; Has Procurement lost its mojo? During your Next Level session, you are going to speak about Change Management; do you have any...read more