Be it academia, business, civil service, charity, whatever you are doing; doing it diligently is a real investment. Your skill base is incrementally helping your cause. Talking of business acumen, you are in a position to make quick decisions with good judgement; decisions that you do not live to regret because they were sound, underpinned by good ration. Your experience speaks volumes and is one to draw knowledge from by those that you mentor or help. You are well positioned to take preventative measures to allay fears, failure or losses; because of your invaluable experience. Inversely, you have a breadth of knowledge regarding any cathartic measures if need be; again, due to your experience.
Textual information that is conflated by external or third parties and presented to you for whatever reason is easily perused by you. Quick and timely sound decisions arrived at for the benefit of your organisation and clients. Overtime, you accumulated a wealth of different types of intelligence: social intelligence, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, political and perhaps, spiritual intelligence. Truly, you are intellectually well equipped to carryout your duties and get ahead in your endeavours.
Your input really matters, yes it does; I can relate to that. I know that in my line of business my input matters. Your input adds value to your service provision; this may seem a subtle reality for some, but it is nonetheless a reality to be acknowledged and celebrated. Your input is value addition which constitutes the different things that you do at the various stages.
You are a force to be reckoned with, do not undermine or underestimate yourself. It is not wise to devalue yourself, because you matter, you are an established change agent; change for the better. You have put yourself, your organisation and clients are in better stead; what a wonderful change agent you are. Thank you. Your input adds value and prognosticates success; just keep it up, because it can only get better.
I wish you well.