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
The six main characters in Friends may have given us a lot of laughs over the years, but they can also teach procurement professionals a few things about the fine art of negotiation. In this article, we look back on seven episodes in which Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Monica showed procurement what to … Continue reading The One Where Friends Taught Procurement How To Negotiate
We offer a woman’s and a man’s-eye view of the Feast of Saint Valentine … You want how much for those flowers?! Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day has become part of the global calendar and good luck ignoring it. Shopfronts are dining out on the day, while emails advertising spray tans with headlines … Continue reading What Do Women – And Men – Really Think Of Valentine’s Day?
What key steps can you take limit the potential effects of the coronavirus on your organisation? In China on 9 February the world received news it didn’t want to hear. The number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus has now overtaken that of the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), with more than 1000 casualties. … Continue reading How The Coronavirus Will Impact Your Supply Chain And What To Do About It
Influence comes in all forms and from a variety of different sources. But, in the digital age, is the nature of influence changing? And how might it change further over the next few years? What does influence look like in your life? Who are the main influencers? Depending on a great number of factors, including … Continue reading Who Has Influence And How Do You Get More Of It?