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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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Posted in Business Growth, Marketing, SALES, Strategic Planning

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

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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Posted in Annual Plan, Business Growth, Planning, Strategic Planning

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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Strategy doesn’t have to be complicated – Lessons from a car maker

The recent May press headline of JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) British luxury car brand (potentially) being purchased by French PSA Group (Peugeot Citroen Vauxhall) just shows how quickly their respective fortunes have changed. In 2014 JLR posted profits of £2.5B, whilst

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Posted in Annual Plan, business strategy, leadership, Reviewing your Business Plan, Strategic Planning