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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Birds Without Wings Can’t Fly to Success

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...

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“Our People Are Our Greatest Asset.” Erm… Really?!

A recent post I read on LinkedIn reminded me of a point I raised at a leadership round-table discussion a while ago. I smiled to myself as I remembered the looks on the faces of my co-panellists when I started talking about the ubiquitous phrase, “Our people are our...

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