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Alison Smith
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Using unconventional tools to unlock personal, procurement and organisational potential
Using unconventional tools to unlock personal, procurement and organisational potential

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Would your team win gold at Chelsea?
I love watching the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – it’s the time of year when I
yearn for greener fingers – or perhaps it’s just more time to use them. The pride, passion and enthusiasm for all things horticulture is conveyed
in the many TV programmes as they in...

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What should you call your soft skills?
At the CIPS East of Scotland branch meeting last week I gave a talk on Soft Skills - skills that for example include motivation, communication, influencing, change management, decision making, time management and so on (more on what I spoke about here ). On...

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Benefiting from the Fruits of your labours
RHS Chelsea flower show is here, and with it the art of the possible. Every year about this time I think about growing my own
vegetables. I think about how lovely it would be to eat the fruits of my labour
later in the year. I dream of freshly picked green ...

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Soft Skills for Procurement Success
I spoke about Soft Skills at the CIPS East of Scotland branch meeting earlier this week. I'd like to hope that at least some of those there were inspired to come to hear more about soft skills, rather than just the CIPS/Hays salary guide 2017 that Suzanne D...

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Love from Learning and Development
If  your soft skills were to write a postcard what would they say? Today it's the turn for learning and development to get something off their chest. POSTCARD Dear Procurement,  We love the 70/20/10 model - after all it reminds you that there's multiple pla...

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Have you taken your eye off the ball on coaching
Have you taken your eye of the ball on coaching in business? It goes without saying that sports gold medallists have a coach, so too championship and grand final winners. Yet when it comes to business we often feel as if it's of no merit to have a coach!

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