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Why I Provide Education to Express my Appreciation

Posted by on October 10, 2017 in Personal, Supply Chain Education Programs | 0 comments

Why I Provide Education to Express my Appreciation

Appreciation: My Motive for Providing Education Somebody recently asked me why I’m so committed to providing supply chain and logistics education, when I already have so much on my plate with the consulting side of things. It wasn’t a difficult question to answer, but it occurred to me that readers of this blog might want to know a bit more about the man behind it, and why he could possibly want to fill his life with an endless to-do list by running not one, but a handful of businesses.   Now that’s a tougher question...

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Why Personal and Professional Development is Vital in SCM Leadership

Posted by on August 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Why Personal and Professional Development is Vital in SCM Leadership

Are you an aspiring supply chain leader? If so, I hope you’re ready to put some work in—not the everyday grafting kind of work, although of course that will be necessary. I’m talking about working on yourself, because to be successful in supply chain leadership, you must work constantly on developing yourself professionally and personally—and I’m going to tell you why.   Supply Chain Leadership is Different Being at the head of a department within a supply chain organisation is one thing. Being a supply chain leader is...

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Think Twice Before Distancing Yourself from Office Politics

Posted by on July 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Think Twice Before Distancing Yourself from Office Politics

I used to be one of those people who said “I don’t get involved in office politics,” before I realised the folly of my action (or rather, lack of action).   As noble as it might appear, aloofness from office politics will rarely work in your favour, especially as you begin to move up the career ladder into positions of greater influence and responsibility.   This doesn’t mean you have to attach yourself to the faction that most appeals to your workplace values and ideals though. Nor does it mean you need to...

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Inspiring Quotes – Some of My Favourites

Posted by on June 17, 2017 in Personal | 0 comments

Sometimes we need a bit of inspiration or motivation.  These are some of my favourite Quotes that do just that, particularly when I need to readjust my perspective! And I added a really great one below the list, that might get you thinking about how others think of you…and does it even matter?   I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. —Henry Ford Do or do...

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The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring Supply Chain Consultants

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring Supply Chain Consultants

As you almost certainly know if you follow this blog, I run a group of companies that includes a couple of successful supply chain consulting firms. That’s my full disclosure out of the way before you read the rest of this post. So why am I going to reveal the questions you must ask before engaging supply chain consultants?   Mostly it’s because if you’re a company leader thinking about hiring supply chain consultants, I want to help you select the right partner and hence maximise the likelihood of a successful...

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Are Social Media Faux Pas Sabotaging Your Career Prospects

Posted by on April 12, 2017 in Personal | 2 comments

Are Social Media Faux Pas Sabotaging Your Career Prospects

It’s no secret that social media networking has become a primary tool for career trailblazing, and if you’re planning a career move or looking for progression, you’re probably well aware of the need to network, both in the physical and online sense. Of course physical networking has its limitations, whereas networking through social media offers unlimited scope for making new connections and showcasing your talents. At the same time though, the accessibility of your online profile (and those of your network contacts) can be...

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