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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The Supply Chain Memo

“Every company should have received the memo that supply chain needs a seat at the table.” Especially as regards the sustainability or ESG (environment, social and governance) agenda. I smiled to myself in a conflicting mix of delight and disdain as I read the words...

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What Great Product Managers Do Best

“He can be such a fuckwit sometimes! Honestly, he drives me so mad, I could strangle him!” I raised my eyebrows involuntarily while struggling to keep a straight face. It was as much a surprise to hear Isabelle use a vulgar word as it was amusing to hear her...

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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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