2020 Greatest Hits

Greatness is all relative and Hits ain’t quite what they used to be!

Nevertheless, here are last year’s most read Value Innovator posts, which you may have missed.

#3     Ten Reasons Why Appraisals Fail.

First released in 2017 its recharted at number 3

A quick calculation on the back of an envelope suggests that during my time as a company employee I was involved in over 700  appraisals  – some were good, some were not so good, and only a few were memorable and my tip for those conducting appraisals – ensure your appraisals remain relevant to your business and add value to your staff”.


#2     Seven Transferable Deep Dive Findings.

Written during the first Lockdown of 2020 and a reflection on my first 7 years as a self-employed director of a limited company. “Never did I think that Year 7 would be as challenging as Year 1, or the challenges so similar to those back then.


#1     Five Step Process to Successful Range Management  

Initially written for a conference session in 2018 it has since stormed to the top of the 2020 charts…

I’ve ranged product from bars of soap to bars of gold, coffee makers to carpet and it isn’t or shouldn’t be complicated; but it’s often seen as a dull, number crunching, thankless task, especially when trying to recruit in today’s digital obsessed world, where the very basics of range management appear no longer relevant let alone appealing – it’s more than just posting, it’s about profitable sales too!


And finally an insight from my viewer analytics…

The Brits still top the charts with 65% of total views – which is important , as they help pay my mortgage. The surprise movers have been the Chinese who jumped 2 places to number 2 with a 700% increase in views – something to do bots and covid 19 content perhaps. In turn knocking the US down one place to number 3 – will Biden be able to restore their chart position in 2021?

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2021


Since 2013 I have been helping ambitious SMEs with their Strategic and Leadership challenges.

Posted in Appraisals, Brand Values, Management Consultants, Range Management
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