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.
Organisations that remain successful over the long term always invest significant resources in nurturing their ‘people capability’; because they ‘get it’ – they understand that people are the heartbeat behind organisational performance, so people matter most. Seasoned...read more
Leadership is the single most important factor affecting people’s motivation, performance and success at work. Consequently, more than likely, your boss is your most important colleague or stakeholder. Working under inept leadership is a challenge many people face at...read more
The feedback from the recent BravoSolution webinar I co-delivered with the handsome Peter Smith of Spend Matters was fantastic. My guidance on Procurement talent and helping people find their destinies appears to have struck a chord. Perhaps it’s a reflection of the...read more
I co-delivered a BravoSolution webinar with Peter Smith of Spend Matters, covering five important topics for Procurement managers and executives in any organisation: Spend analysis – where is the money going? Challenging long-standing contracts Identifying staff and...read more
Many Procurement functions struggle with attaining a solid platform in their organisations, even when they have a formal mandate. Quite often, one of the key challenges is Procurement not getting much love from stakeholders across the organisation. The issue of...read more
I’ve frequently expounded the importance of the softer elements of organisational success – the intangible factors like culture; leadership; attitudes; and behaviours which typically differentiate top-notch Procurement functions from the mediocre. But this in no way...read more
I often have to elaborate to executives and managers in client businesses that their people are the most critical factor for organisational success. I sometimes get the point across by explaining that if you take the strategies, processes, systems and so on out of any...read more
When we talk about “Procurement performance” it’s easy to forget that functional performance is dependent on the performance of each person in Procurement. After all, the Procurement organisation is a team of individuals. Unless individual effort is directed at...read more
Contemplating what true Procurement success means is a valuable exercise. It may force some of us to recalibrate our conventional notions of what ‘performance’ accomplishment entails. The ‘key performance indicators’ (KPIs) we commonly adopt are exactly what the...read more
“Procurement’s true positioning in the enterprise is largely determined by the perceptions of stakeholders, not necessarily the enterprise’s structure,” says Sigi Osagie in Procurement Mojo®, his book on strengthening the function and raising its profile. “The more...read more