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Career Development and When to Leave a Job

Meeting Lucy Harding at the Procurious event recently got me thinking about my own career. I don't consider it finished yet, or anywhere near that, […]

Civil Service Learning Contract – More Flak for Capita and Crown Commercial Service

We covered yesterday the issues that have surfaced around the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Contingent Labour contract; now let’s look at their Civil Service Learning […]

But Do We Really Need Procurement Talent?

Procurement Talent – we all want the best people, don’t we? That is the people with the best inherent intelligence and personal characteristics. The people […]

Procurement Talent – We Need to Be Smarter About Education and Training

Our hot topic this month is drawing a lot of interest in terms of guest posts, but I thought it was time I contributed something […]

Procurement Skills and Capabilities – How Is the Picture Changing?

Before the last BravoSolution Real World Sourcing briefing session, we asked delegates to complete a quick survey. We looked at how they thought the skills […]

BravoSolution Real World Sourcing: Procurement Skills and Careers – the next ten years

Last week we held the latest in the BravoSolution Real World Sourcing briefings in London, with me leading the session titled “Procurement Skills and Careers […]

BravoSolution Real World Sourcing briefing: Procurement Skills and Careers – the Next 10 Years

The next in our BravoSolution Real World Sourcing briefing session is coming soon - September 17th to be precise, at the Don Restaurant in the […]

Building procurement capability via skills transfer from third-party providers

Our  webinar  last week with GEP was focused on procurement capability building in general, looking in most detail at the issue of skills transfer, particularly […]

Effective presentations – you’re speaking for the audience’s benefit, not yours, says Seth Godin

When we talked about procurement skills recently, we stressed the need for a blend of technical skills, behavioural skills and – for many procurement roles […]

Behavioural skills are not enough – we need the technical stuff as well

We published an article last week, in which we startes to look at procurement skills. We’ve classified skills into three groups – what we call […]

Mapping and classifying procurement skills

Procurement skills are a perennial issue, and our paper “The Four Faces of Procurement” is the most-downloaded that I’ve written since the advent of Spend […]

A Seat at the Top Table – a new paper from Xchanging and Spend Matters

Some of the most popular papers we've written and published have been around the whole area of the skills needed by procurement people, both now […]