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
If you think change is easy, you must be doing it wrong! These 4 strategies can help… Why do we say change is hard when we make changes every day; we change clothes, what we eat, where we go. We change meetings, appointments, schedules constantly. So what is it about change that makes us put … Continue reading 4 Strategies For Managing Change The Right Way
Far from the predictions of many, category management is alive and well, but it is changing. Elaine Porteous explores how… Contrary to some predictions in the last decade about the demise and imminent death of category management in procurement, it is alive and well, but evolving. In truth, it is becoming more complicated as third-party … Continue reading Is Category Management Still A Career Choice?
Some people are on a journey of continuous improvement and, as a result, are more likely to achieve their goals. Here’s how you identify those with a growth mindset. The growth mindset theory was brought to prominence by Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor, and in simple terms it suggests that “we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and … Continue reading How To Hire Someone With A Growth Mindset
Younger workers are worried that an ageing workforce makes it more difficult for them to get a job – but just how much truth is there behind their concerns? The speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, now aged 78, was once asked by an NBC reporter whether her decision to stay … Continue reading Is The Ageing Workforce Blocking Career Progression?