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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

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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Posted in communication, Company Culture, Decision Making, leadership, Values

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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Posted in Brand Management, leadership, Planning, Proposition, Purpose, Strategic Planning, Values

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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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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Posted in Business Growth, Company Culture, leadership

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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Posted in Engagement, leadership, People performance, Principles, Values

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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Posted in Company Culture, leadership, people, Values