Slaves to the Numbers

My early days with Magnatech Drive Products, a past client, were as memorable as they come. I’ll never forget the first time I was given a tour of MDP’s main facility by the CEO and a few senior managers. Walking into the operations “War Room” left an indelible...

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Talent Management: 5 Things Worth Bearing in Mind

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...

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The Chefs in Your ‘Organisational Kitchen’

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,...

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast. Hmmm… Really?

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...

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Organisational Talent and the Destiny of Success

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...

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