Professional Development

Meta-skills: What Are They and How Are They Relevant to the Procurement Function of the Future?

Posted: 06/04/2021 - 09:00
Meta-skills are crucial within procurement.

What Is a Meta-skill?

It’s long been acknowledged that both hard and soft skills are needed in most jobs. They are no less crucial within procurement.

While hard skills include the teachable, quantifiable abilities you need to do the job and will be reflected in your qualifications, soft skills are, of course, slightly more difficult to measure. These can include teamwork, communication, conflict resolution and problem-solving abilities.

Millions of Choices

Posted: 01/29/2020 - 00:00
Millions of Choices

Welcome to the new decade and new year. This is when we set big lofty goals to accomplish changes in our lives and careers. Unfortunately, we often set these goals and they remain as just that — goals. They stay in our heads, in our journals or in our hearts. Commonly, at this time of year, we also tend to feel many regrets that another year passed and we are still nowhere closer to our goals or, worst case, even farther away.

To quote one of my all-time favorite songs:

Dumbed down and numbed by time and age,

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