I can go to the group with a pretty thorny problem, usually one that I couldn’t tackle with anyone at work, and gain unbiased but caring opinion.
As a leader it needs to start with you, spending time and money on yourself is a good return for your business.
Being part of the group has changed the way I think and communicate resulting in increased productivity from my team.
It’s the most valuable day I ever spend out of the business a month.
Educational, provocative, useful, entertaining, important
In the increasingly fast-paced world of business leadership it is our duty to always be working on the gap between our conscious incompetence so that it becomes our unconscious competence – the Academy bridges that gap and allows me to face our challenges with confidence.
Speaking for the Academy for Chief Executives enables me to work with business leaders who are keen to learn and are able to act on suggestions that are made in the sessions. I have the privilege of both challenging and being challenged by some of the UK’s best business leaders.
I have been an Academy Chairman for 16 years now and can honestly say the quality of my life improved from the moment I became involved. I learnt more, got inspired more and work with a wonderful group of people who, with the support we provide, are succeeding more all the time and are great to be with.
Having been a member for five years, I wanted to bring the Academy to South Yorkshire to give local leaders an opportunity to benefit from membership in the way I had. Being a Chairman is a real privilege that enables me to co-learn with my members, and continue to strive to be the best.
Corporate governance (31 August 2017)
This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 31 August (from 08:00 – 16:30), with Jo Haigh while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.
Our morning session begins with Jo Haigh who has bought and sold over 400 companies in the last 27 years, specialising in owner managed companies. Jo delivers over 150 events on multiple topics every year to organisations in the UK and Europe.
The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member.
Performance chemistry – Organizational profitability through individual performance (6 September 2017)
There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day meeting at Jordans Mill, Langford Rd, Langford, Biggleswade SG18 9JY (08:00-16:30) with Celynn Morin.
Celynn is not just a walking, living, breathing example of her proven philosophies, but her knowledge, hands-on experience and connected ability to bring meaning to something as complex as energy consumption and energy production is an essential executive tool. Registered dietician (RA SA) Registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Association of Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) Accredited with the Professional Speakers Association of South Africa (PSASA) Founder and developer of WELLCULATOR TM.
Stephen has a flair for building great teams and nurturing talent. He believes that success is achieved by empowering people to find their own true vocations, and is a firm advocate of allowing people space to grow and experiment.
With over 35 years’ experience in the Aerospace industry and 20 plus at MD level Stephen has a strong track record in cultivating the habits of brilliance in teams and capturing the imagination of others.
His career in Aerospace engineering began from an early age spurred on by his father who was in the Royal Engineers and subsequently a civil engineer.
Join Stephen’s Academy group and you will embark on a journey of creativity and change alongside high performing peers with a shared vision to pursue excellence.
Do you want to fly higher? Taster event (7 September 2017)
Paula Reid, South Downs and Solent Academy Chair, invites you to experience a taster session with the Academy for Chief Executives event on Thursday 7 September, from 08:00 – 12:00.
This is a great opportunity to find out more about the Academy and see it in action for half a day. Whether you’re aspiring to take your business to the next level, challenged with keeping up with fast pace of change or wanting to develop yourself and the people in your organisation, discover how the Academy for Chief Executives can support you.
- Accelerated business and personal growth
- Improved profitability and performance
- Improved awareness of own leadership style
- An objective view on one’s own organisation with practical, independent advice
- A sense of community with a group of like-minded peers, who are supportive and challenging and with no agenda
- New ideas that work
- Better decision making – more informed, more accurate and faster
- Stronger Leadership
The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You have the opportunity to meet some current members who can explain how membership has benefited them personally and professionally.
The taster event includes a workshop with CEO expert Roger Harrop and a session with the Board you would Love to Afford™.
The Helicopter View with Roger Harrop
This entertaining and content-rich “Staying in the Helicopter®” session stimulates leaders to step outside of the day-to-day constraints of their business and focus on the big picture to improve effectiveness, reduce stress and increase profitable growth. Roger’s infectious enthusiasm and energy has inspired global audiences and made him the most highly regarded and sought after international business growth expert.
The Board you’d Love to Afford®
A session where guests are encouraged to share an opportunity, challenge or dilemma – in complete confidence – for other CEOs, MDs and business Owners to input into.
Paula Reid, Chair
Paula is herself an experienced business leader, coach and adventurer. She believes in living life to the full and has fulfilled this by realising a great many achievements including skiing full distance to the South Pole and yacht racing around the world in the Global Challenge. Paula ignites, inspires and empowers people to achieve what they want to achieve.
0800 Registration and light breakfast
0830 An introduction to the Academy for Chief Executives and Paula Reid
0900 Staying in the Helicopter® with Roger Harrop
1000 Short break
1020 The Board you’d Love to Afford®
1140 Questions and Close