March 12, 2013
It’s that moment so many of us secretly dread. You walk into a crowded room
of businesspeople – perhaps at a conference or dinner event. Some turn to see who the new arrival is. And then a quiet but insistent voice in your head utters the command you have been nervously waiting for: “Network! Network!”
It sounds like such a simple idea. Professional people need to network, to get together and share ideas. No-one has all the answers to every business problem. In terms of managing your own career,
it makes sense to see and be seen. And yet not everybody has the confidence or enthusiasm that make attempts to network feel natural. (more…)
February 14, 2012
I am guessing that most of you (me included) have forgotten your big plans for 2012. Just over a month ago I declared to the world that by now I would be well on the way to being so fit that even Madonna would be green with envy, but like most good intentions life gets in the way.
When it comes to our career, we should not leave it to chance. (more…)
October 5, 2011
As we found with many of this year’s CIPS/Supply Management award winners, building relationships with your internal stakeholders is key to extending procurement’s influence.
But building up your networks should not only be an activity you do within your own organisation. Networking can help you exchange ideas, share problems to discover solutions, find a new job or recruit talent. (more…)