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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Are Your Procurement Giants Awake?

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...

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Passion Is a Requisite Elixir

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...

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