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PROtential Procurement Academy Interestingly most procurement, supply chain or purchasing specialists will be CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) or MCIPS qualified. Many will have gained their procurement experience and specialisms through experience.
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Working with the Association for Coaching is Scotland has it’s many benefits! Not only do we get to work with an amazing bunch of people…we get to host the cream of the crop in the world of learning and development.
There is a plethora of programmes out their in the market and choosing the right one for your organisation is a difficult task. It’s not one of those “things” you can pick up off the shelf and deliver to many of your unsuspecting leaders of tomorrow or is it? What is it that companies look … Continue reading
1. Read and Study Leadership Leadership is a complex array of skills and attributes. There are as many definitions as there are leaders, and an equal number of ideas about the skills and attributes leadership requires. Because there are so many ideas, much has been written. This is a good place to start. The role … Continue reading
It’s always interesting to gain other people’s opinions on what they see as “coaching”. Some people confuse coaching with mentoring or training. The world of work is complex and constantly changing. Fast paced and high pressured, it places increasingly tough demands on employees through organisations. Consequently leaders and managers at all levels need a broad … Continue reading
Communication is vital to effective leadership, but so is the ability to listen. Martin Johnson, former captain (and now coach) of the England rugby team, describes two types of communication as “big talk” and “little talk” .Little talk as he puts it makes the big talk happen. This means giving direction and encouragement, but … Continue reading
Abusive, overbearing, bullying – working for a nasty boss can seriously affect your self-confidence and job satisfaction. So how do you deal with a dreadful boss? Working for a toxic boss can hamper your career and damage your health. Psychologist Robert Hogan, author or Personaily and the Fate of Organisations, says many staff surveys have … Continue reading