A useful tool for developing cultural intelligence is the Cultural Mirror, which plots culture across nine dimensions… As part of our ongoing article series on Cultural intelligence (CQ) we are discussing each of the four individual components of CQ and how they can be applied to effectively work across cultures. In earlier articles we discussed … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – Looking Into The Cultural Mirror
Increasingly employers are looking to fill their ranks with ‘digital natives’, which usually translates to people younger than you. But how do you work for someone half your age? Millennials (Gen Y) and Post-Millennials (Gen Z) now make up 40 per cent of the workforce. So, if you are over 36 years of age you should probably get … Continue reading How To Cope When You’re Working For Someone Half Your Age
How to you prepare for (and ace!) your procurement or supply chain job interview? There is no shortage of general advice available online on how to prepare for and behave in an interview situation, and it’s free. That’s all very helpful, but what about preparing for an interview in supply chain or in a procurement … Continue reading The 6 Stages Of Your Procurement Job Interview
It’s a good idea to get the bottom of why employee turnover happens and how to limit it. Employee turnover costs US businesses more than one Trillion (1,000 Billion) US dollars a year. That represents about 10 per cent of all US corporate profits, so it is nothing to be sneezed at. It is therefore … Continue reading Is Employee Turnover Killing Your Profits?
Tom Verghese provides a list of tips which can be useful in advancing your CQ Drive… In my last article I discussed the three associated factors affecting CQ Drive, which are intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation and self-efficacy. Each of these components play an important role in understanding your own drive in terms of Cultural Intelligence … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders: Advancing Your Drive To Be A Global Player
How can procurement professionals use social networking to find competitive suppliers? As procurement professionals continue to look for more efficient ways to grow and optimise their supply network to meet demands, the supply market analysis (sourcing) process should be streamlined through online networks, such as Procurious, and offline networks including industry conferences, mixers and memberships. … Continue reading How Networking Can Help You Find The Best Suppliers
People often cultivate an air of mystique about the type of person it takes to be in a senior leadership role. Abby Vige bursts that bubble… Influencing up is about taking ownership of yourself and not waiting for things to be handed to you no matter how lowly or isolated your role is. There is … Continue reading Bursting The Leadership Bubble – You Have Got What It Takes