What if it’s a movie? – The critical management themes explained with TV series and films – Human-centric Leadership

Here is a new blog from the “What if it’s a movie” series. This newcomer piece is inspired by one of the hottest topics in the management landscape: leadership and what being a leader means in today’s context. In particular, I'd like to talk about one specific kind of leadership that I've come to...

People Friendly Policy: Successful internal policies with a human-centered approach

In today’s fast-changing world, the traditional top-down approach to policymaking has proven ineffective and is leaving in its wake great compliance issues, limited benefits and dissatisfied employees. In this context, human-centered internal policies can be the real way forward for policies and...

Make the most of your projects with workshops

In my exploration of Human-Centered Design in the Procurement function, it's now time to explore how to make the most of your projects with workshops, which are the top tool designers use. In the past blogs, I’ve introduced the possible applications of Human-Centered Design in the Procurement...

The “Stakeholder whisperer”: effective stakeholder management for successful projects!

“There are 10,000 of them. There's one of me. It’s impossible to pay attention to all of them!” I’ve now forgotten how many times I’ve heard a Procurement manager saying this! If you’re a Procurement Manager, I bet that you’ve said this at least once in your life! That phrase encompasses all the...

Be the protagonist of the show! – Lessons learnt from my first boss

The first time I met him, he was at his desk in his office. I was a young university student trying to land an internship at one of the most renowned FMCG companies, and he was the said company Finance Manager. I eventually landed that internship which would later become my very first job as a...

Make the most of your projects with workshops

Make the most of your projects with workshops

In my exploration of Human-Centered Design in the Procurement function, it's now time to explore how to make the most of your projects with workshops, which are the top tool designers use. In the past blogs, I’ve introduced the possible applications of Human-Centered...

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Make the difference with services procurement

Make the difference with services procurement

 Services represent a growing cost category for many organizations, yet they’re not always appropriately managed when it comes to their procurement. They are a very vast and varied category ranging from Professional Services, to Business Travel and Fleet, including...

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A deal with the devil – Lessons learnt from skiing

A deal with the devil – Lessons learnt from skiing

I signed a deal with the devil. In exchange for a beautiful black down jacket, I fell in love with from a prestigious shop in downtown Milan. My devil did not look like Brad Pitt (who can forget“I am Joe Black”?!?!), but the beautiful blue ski suit of the ski...

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