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.
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
Effective leaders know that you can’t achieve true organisational success unless the workforce are engaged with the agenda. Employee engagement is intrinsic to a culture that augments organisational success. A key element of this is exposing people’s capabilities and...read more
One of the many challenges professionals struggle with is mastering how to grow their careers successfully — people like Thomas D., who sent me this query: “I’ve got many years’ experience working in Procurement roles in different companies, and I consider myself to...read more
You wouldn’t have thought it, would you? That Sepp Blatter offers us valuable lessons in leadership – but he does. His leadership of FIFA has repeatedly attracted significant negative sentiments in the global news media, and most ordinary folks detect a strong whiff...read more
As I explain in Career Dreams to Career Success, "You can’t possibly be a half-decent professional without the right technical skills. But to be effective and thrive, you must have highly-developed soft skills." This is a crucial point that many professionals, not...read more
Supply Management magazine recently reported a global survey in which almost half of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern. Yet risk management did not feature as a top priority for the survey participants. Hmmm… Another recent poll by CIPS...read more
Supply Management recently reported a global survey by Consero Group in which almost half of Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) named supplier risk as a top concern – “their biggest worry.” This is good news and bad news. The good news is that a significant proportion...read more
What exactly does ‘leadership effectiveness’ mean? And how does it apply to procurement and supply chain management functions – is it important, does it really matter vis-à-vis our functional success, or is it just another fancy term? I addressed these and other...read more
I’ve always admired Marks & Spencer’s “Dine in for Two” TV advert. The savvy marketing inherent in the ad is nicely and smoothly underplayed by the benefits offered: a cosy, romantic dinner indoors with your loved one for a very reasonable £10. Whether your loved...read more
My book, Procurement Mojo®, has been highly lauded in many reviews and features, and I'm so pleased and grateful. You can read a few of the review extracts below, along with some of the actual articles: …a very impressive book… from someone who we think is destined to...read more