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Think Twice Before Distancing Yourself from Office Politics

Think Twice Before Distancing Yourself from Office Politics

I used to be one of those people who said “I don’t get involved in office politics,” before I realised the folly of my action (or rather, lack of action).   As noble as it might appear, aloofness from office politics will rarely work in your favour, especially as you begin to move up the career ladder into positions of greater influence and responsibility.   This doesn’t mean you have to attach yourself to the...

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The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring Supply Chain Consultants

The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring Supply Chain Consultants

As you almost certainly know if you follow this blog, I run a group of companies that includes a couple of successful supply chain consulting firms. That’s my full disclosure out of the way before you read the rest of this post. So why am I going to reveal the questions you must ask before engaging supply chain consultants?   Mostly it’s because if you’re a company leader thinking about hiring supply chain consultants, I...

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Revealed: The Best First Steps to Improve Your Business

Revealed: The Best First Steps to Improve Your Business

If you’re the proud leader of a fledgling enterprise, there will doubtless come a time when you want to improve your business. In case you’re already reaching that point and wondering where to start, I’d like to share some tips that will help you take the first steps, with an emphasis on planning—probably the most influential factor in business improvement. Over the many years that I’ve been involved in founding,...

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3 Things to Know Before Your First Asia-Pacific Business Trip

3 Things to Know Before Your First Asia-Pacific Business Trip

  Rob O’Byrne and his professional team are no strangers to working with businesses in the Asia-Pacific region. Aside from their experiences helping Asian companies in the course of consulting projects, Rob’s company, Logistics Bureau has offices based in Thailand and Vietnam, as well as four in Australia. Like anyone from the West who works or does business in the Asia-Pacific region though, Rob and his colleagues were all...

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3 Reasons to Acquire a Mentor in Your Profession

3 Reasons to Acquire a Mentor in Your Profession

There are many ways to gain information and knowledge to help you progress in your professional career, but few of them provide the benefit of wisdom. That’s quite understandable, because in general, wisdom can only be gained directly, as you journey through your career and build a portfolio of knowledge and experiences.   Access the Wisdom of a Mentor in Your Profession While you are building that portfolio however, it is possible...

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