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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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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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Posted in Appraisals, Company Culture, leadership, Strategic Planning, Values

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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Posted in communication, Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, Skill Sets

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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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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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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The Ideal Employee and the C word

Not all Boards function efficiently, effectively and professionally; and it usually comes down to people followed closely by process. In difficult trading times the cracks of underperformance are harder to paper over, passengers easier to spot and tensions more obvious –

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Is there a process for assessing Company Culture?

The question was asked by an MD over dinner and discussed (at length) by the other MDs at the table – we referenced the good, the bad and the ugly experiences we’d had. It covered vision, mission, values and behaviours

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The Male Pale Stale Board

my back of the envelope 7 question Stale Test for you to (more) objectively assess the health of your boardroom

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