Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Purchasing Coach: Advent Window 20: Support others

25 unconventional coaching and facilitation tools to surprise and delight.
Not all the 'unconventional' tools in this advent series are that unconventional - even if the more conventional ones are not often top of the to-do list when faced with trying to solve a problem you're facing.

In yesterday's post I shared that one of the morals of White Christmas was the impact for yourself on kindness.

In this post I'm inviting you to find out for yourself the positive impact of kindness.

Rather than send you to read posts I've written on the subject, I'm going to suggest you read some of Dr David Hamilton's posts on the subject:
For more on the positive impact of Kindness you may want to read David's book published earlier this year - the five side effects of kindness. As a scientist it's full of the science behind Kindness.

I was surprised a couple of years ago when we discussed Kindness in Procurement on a workshop - as many there thought it wasn't a behaviour we should take into buyer/supplier relationships! Which provided a lively debate. It's something I returned to at the start of the year when I set a desire to not leave humanity at the office door.

What kindness can you offer to others today, and over the festive break?

Alison Smith
Unlocking procurement potential - using conventional and unconventional tools
Procurement and Business Speaker, Coach, Trainer, & Facilitator +44 (0)7770 538159

Earlier in the year I applied some of the unconventional tools shared in this series of advent posts to common procurement challenges - more here.

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