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Friday, 3 March 2017

Index of posts offering different perspectives to a challenge

I asked you for your most challenging procurement issues on LinkedIn, and you shared them enthusiastically.

I'd said I'd apply the unconventional tools I use in coaching, facilitation and training to these challenges, and share the outcome in my posts on my blog.

There were some guiding principles that will help you to get the most from reading the posts.

Other blogs I've written that might help get you into the right mindset to obtain the most from the posts include:

Remember we're using an unconventional tool because the conventional way of solving a problem means the solution is still eluding us, and an alternate perspective may just be the thing we need to jolt us back on track.

How your mind does that will differ every time you use one of these tools. Just stay open to the possibility of finding something you've not thought about before, that might just be the insight you need.

Here's an index of the blogs I've written so far (follow the hypertext links highlighted).

I will add to these as more are written.(The score out of 10 provides my assessment of the level of unconventionalness (weirdness felt) when using the tool).
Other blogs I've shared in the past using an unconventional tool or two, and applied to various challenges discussed in procurement coaching or training sessions are listed below:
More general blogs addressing every day issues, and still using these unconventional tools include:
I'm not expecting anyone to read them all - just dip in and out (by following the hypertext links for the topic you're interested in).

I'd suggest that on days when a solution is eluding you you might want to come back, be open to the unexpected and unconventional, and pick a post that feels like it might just have the same energy to your issue, and apply the insights to your current situation.

I like to see it as an index of potential insights to obtain different perspectives to the challenges you're facing.

Do get in touch if you'd be interested in coaching, facilitation or training, whether using these unconventional tools applied to challenges you're facing, or more conventional soft/people skills training. I do also provide category management and supplier management training and coaching too, directly or as an associate via other procurement consultancies (and always open to being an associate for others too) alison@alisonsmith.eu +44 (0)7770 538159

Alison Smith
The Purchasing Coach
Unlocking your potential using unconventional tools

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