CIPS president Sam Walsh © Simon Stanmore
CIPS president Sam Walsh © Simon Stanmore

Jump at opportunities – even if you feel out of your depth

posted by Sam Walsh
14 July 2017

Surround yourself with experts, learn everything you possibly can and be confident in your decision making, says CIPS president Sam Walsh

The CIPS Supply Century study last year highlighted the rapid evolution of procurement’s role from order-taker to change-leader.

As a procurement leader, and someone who has made the transition to CEO, I’ve always tried to surround myself with smart people – often people who are smarter than me. These people help us to fill our gaps in skills and knowledge, and stretch our own understanding.


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