Excellence in Leadership and Management
This book complements the other Excellence in... titles, for example, rocurement, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Freight Transport, Services Procurement and Warehouse Management.
Much has been written on leadership and management topics – unfortunately though, we continue to find that many managers and leaders have never actually studied, examined or reflected in any practical way at all, on what they actually do, beyond having perhaps refreshed and updated their specialist technical skills.
This book therefore addresses these issues, with a particular focus on defining, expanding on and providing examples of good leadership, management, motivation and change, across all areas of the Supply Chain and Procurement environment.
Key chapter areas include:
• Managing self and personal skills
• Providing direction
• Facilitating change
• Working with people
• Using resources
• Achieving results
Table of Contents:
1: Management and Leadership
2: Management Vision and Strategy
3: Managing Me
4: Managing People
5: Managing Finance
6: Managing Performance
7: Managing Customers
8: Managing and Improving Systems
9: Management of Change
After spending over 30 years in commercial private sector service industries, working in the UK and in Nigeria, I moved into Training. This was associated with the then Institute of Logistics and Distribution Management (now the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport).
After being a Director of Training for nine years, I then choose to become a freelance independent mentor/coach, trainer and consultant. This built on my past operational and strategic experience and my particular interest in the “people issues” of management processes. Trading under the name of Learn and Change Limited, I now enjoy working on five continents, principally in Africa and the Middle East, but also in the Far East, Europe and South America.
Additional to undertaking training, I also am involved with one-to-one coaching / mentoring, consulting, writing, assessing and examining for professional institutes’ qualifications. This has included being Chief Examiner on the Graduate Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and as an external university examiner for an MSc in Purchasing and Logistics.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.learnandchange.com. I do welcome any comments.
I am a qualified accountant and former university lecturer. Over the last twenty years I have been running a consultancy specialising in financial training (www.MagentaNetwork.co.uk). I work with a wide range of clients in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, delivering training in variety of locations including nuclear power stations and even a royal palace.
I live with my wife and three children in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, UK.
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