Are you being proactive in managing risks to your business from the coronavirus? The death toll from the coronavirus has reached more than 2,800 and the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 80,000. Beyond the enormous human toll, the effects of the coronavirus and the efforts to control its spread are being felt throughout the … Continue reading How to Manage Supply Chain Risks From the Coronavirus Outbreak
What can we learn about leadership from the rugby field? A lot, it seems… Have you ever headed into a supplier negotiation and joked you’re ‘going out into battle’? Ever finished a successful project, and said ‘you’re kicking goals’? There are few physical similarities between our procurement desk jobs and the rugby field. But the … Continue reading How To Lead Differently This Year
How do you really know what your manager might be like, beyond the surface-level impressions you get at an interview? Few of us think that when we change jobs, a new job is all we’re getting. With any move, we’re replacing everything. Suddenly, we’ve got new colleagues to befriend. New rules and processes to adapt to. … Continue reading How To Figure Out Your Next Leader Before Accepting A New Role
Ever had a great idea that’s fallen flat? You’ll need buy-in from your stakeholders before anything can properly get off the ground. When was the last time you had a great idea that you felt went unheard? If it’s frequently you’re not alone. More often than not it doesn’t matter how good our ideas are … Continue reading How To Get Buy-In From Others
And how to get them in less than ½ an hour, with a $0 training budget As procurement leaders or influencers, we all know that upskilling is critical to our success and that of our team. And with the skills required to succeed in procurement rapidly shifting from a technical focus to more soft skills, … Continue reading 10 Critical Skills Your Procurement Team Needs Right Now
How can you make sure you’re not overlooked for jobs and other opportunities if you want to keep working in your 60s and 70s? When Paul McCartney wrote “When I’m Sixty-Four” as a teenager, he probably thought he would be retired in his mid-to-late 60s. Instead he has continued to work well into his 70s … Continue reading Will They Still Want You, When You’re 64?
Whether or not your business is prioritising sustainability right now, there’s no doubt that it will be the focus for many of us in 2020 and beyond. As we all well know, executing on sustainability can be challenging. Is it even possible to have full supply chain transparency? How do we manage the requirement to … Continue reading ‘Often The Right Way Isn’t The Easy Way,’ – Sustainable Sourcing From A World Leader