Soft skills

The subconscious – or ‘chimp’ brain, a kind of autopilot – is responsible for 80% of the brain’s work ©Getty Images
The neuroscience of procurement
“Which other organisation has a local authority, police, culture, public realm, ports …and Tower Bridge in its remit?”
This is who I am: Chris Bell, City of London
Neuroscience: five ways to brain peak performance
The 2019 Procurement Power List showcases our profession
The role of soft skills in SCM
Negotiating the Nordic way is about finding common solutions so everyone benefits ©Getty Images
Negotiate like the Nordics for a win-win
Sharing coffee can be a simple way to maintain good supplier relations – but it's surprising how many forget the basics ©Baibakova/123RF
Don’t forget the human factor in transformation
Procurement professionals need to be great communicators ©123RF
Be visible and communicate, and other career lessons
Focus on relationships and talent, the panel at the CIPS Middle East Conference agreed
Relationships the 'most important thing' in procurement
Soft skills training needed for successful procurement teams
Invest more in soft skills and analytics training, procurement leaders told
Stakeholder engagement at heart of procurement at McLaren