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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Performance or Market Improvement – where’s your GROWTH coming from?

The markets are under attack – “Covid-19 presents the greatest danger to the world economy since the financial crisis of 2008” (OEGD). “The FTSE 100 fell more than 8% in early trading as fears of a global recession grew, caused

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A GOAL without a plan is just a WISH

After 30 years in what is generically referred to as “corporate life” where we even planned the plan, the shock of working with smaller businesses that do not produce a plan, let alone written goals was (for me) an anathema

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2019 GREATEST HITS

So,Greatness is all relative and Hits ain’t quite what they used to be! Nevertheless, here are the most viewed Value Innovator blogs of 2019.   #3 Strategy doesn’t have to be complicated – Lessons from a car maker. The May 2019

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3 Gifts of Wisdom from 3 Wise Men

We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar Field and fountain, moor and mountain Following yonder star And continuing the seasonal theme… I bring you three gifts from three wise men that will help you, and perhaps

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Advice & Attitude – a STERLING case for Business Managers & Employees

In July 2015 Raheem Sterling was signed by Manchester City for £49 million. In June 2019 he was valued by the CIES Football Observatory at £185million. If you invested a significant sum in your people, product or process you’d expect

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WeWork but not as we used too!

The world of work has changed, and it hasn’t all been good – or is it just another generational thing. I can remember my Father bemoaning the end of national service and today I often hear the gripe about millennials

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