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David Noble FCIPS
The value of change
January always encourages a plethora of commentary around the value of New Year’s resolutions, but the problem with these resolutions is that they often don’t last. The eternal promise to learn a new skill, do more travelling and a host of other things become subsumed by just living life. And when little progress is made, the temptation is just to give up.
Or perhaps not. Striving for something means change and change is the one constant in our professional lives that we should hold on to as we continue to develop new skills and abilities in our personal and professional lives. Because without this effort we are likely to become out of touch with the global business world we operate in and stagnate.
As a professional institute we have a duty to guide, inform and listen to our members to help them achieve their goals and any other interested parties with a stake in the procurement and supply management profession. That’s why we will continue to strive in our campaign to license the profession, to encourage accountability and responsibility from each member, and offer clear routes to that progression. That is my commitment in the New Year and you will be hearing more about what this means in the coming months as we will need your ideas and support to make it happen.
So whether it’s a new year that’s driving change for you or a programme of continuing in your professional development, I applaud your efforts and wish you every success in the progression of your own resolutions.
Catch up with my column in Supply Management magazine