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

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Wise words on Diversity & Inclusion from 3 wise people

Three gifts of wisdom from two wise men and a wise woman, inspired by the events and personal experiences of 2020. Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th protests took place in over 60 countries and

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Do you want great questions or great answers?

At first glance, coaching and mentoring may seem to be the same thing and are often transposed in our thinking as they are both techniques requiring similar skills to drive behavioural change, yet the process and the outcomes are quite

Posted in Company Culture, leadership, Mentor, Mentoring, Strategic Planning

Slogans Attract, Stories Engage, Sales pay Bills.

How fit for the future is your sales process?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly redundancies

Firms planning 20 or more redundancies at a single “establishment” must by law notify the government via a form called HR1, of how many people they are potentially making redundant. On September 8th, the BBC released HR1 figures, secured via

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Summer refresh your business relevance

Whether you choose a staycation or an overseas escape, it’s never been as important as it is, at this moment in time to take a break from work, the home office, furlough, the job search and the general negative impact

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Key questions every Boardroom needs to answer ASAP

Even high performing, strategically sound businesses, that have been run extremely well over the pre-covid years, are having to reassess their futures. Some will become stronger, some will recover, and some will cease, but there is one thing for certain,

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Posted in Annual Plan, business strategy, leadership, Strategic Planning, The Boardroom

7 Transferable Deep Dive Findings

7 years ago this June I registered the company name The Value Innovator, a “me-only-business” set up to support SME’s with easy access to my leading company experience and best practice expertise on strategic and leadership challenge. Never did I

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Mind your language when coming out!

As we are officially coming out of lockdown (too slowly for some / too quickly for others) the tendency amongst some business leaders will be, to get back to work and get back fast; with the immediate responsibility falling on

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Key skills required for effective communication during Covid-19

The 3 key components to good communication are the message, the method and the messenger; most organisations focus on the first two and give little thought to the third by automatically defaulting to the person at the top of the

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