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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The Cocaine Dealers on Your Career Journey

A fair bit of my coaching and mentoring work is with people in operations and product management functions. And irrespective of the objective of my engagement, the issue of self-leadership often emerges at some point. Yet self-leadership doesn’t just apply to product...

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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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Sigi Osagie Explains How Procurement Will Get Its Mojo Back

My interview with SciQuest, prior to my keynote speech at their ‘Next Level 2016 conference, where I addressed some interesting questions; Has Procurement lost its mojo? During your Next Level session, you are going to speak about Change Management; do you have any...

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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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