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Category: Stakeholders Management

Sharing Procurement Wisdom Through War Stories

Team helping each other through shared wisdom

COVID-19 has turned many events on their head. Birthdays, anniversaries, even a walk in the park seem strange, discombobulating activities. And ANZAC Day 2020 hasn’t been spared. The moving, sombre atmosphere shared with hundreds of silent, fellow Australians at the Dawn Service isn’t to be, and it feels like the…
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The Holy Trinity of Procurement Skills

3 Procurement Skills

There’s a joke among engineers that new grads lament not taking more maths subjects during their degree but, as they progress, rue not improving their communication skills. Procurement professionals don’t have the luxury of hindsight. From day one, our ‘soft skills’ make or break us. According to the Ikaros community,…
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Dyslexia in the Workplace

Workplace dyslexia

With diagnoses of dyslexia increasing rapidly in recent years, there is no doubt that the condition will touch every organisation in some way. The good news for employers is that the recruitment of a dyslexic worker is by no means disadvantageous to their company. If organisations are aware of the…
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Do you really know your stakeholders?

Stakeholders

It’s late in the day and you’re thinking about home. Your phone rings. It’s your #1 challenging stakeholder ringing you at the 11th hour to get you to ‘push something through’ the system quickly. No prior warning, no apology and no discussion yet again – just the excuse they are…
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Getting Executive Buy In

Getting ‘executive buy in’ is one of the most commonly discussed factors which ultimately affects the success, or otherwise, of a project. How can the message be put across effectively when finally the doors to the ‘C- suite’ open, and we are ushered in to meet the ‘very important top…
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