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.
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 – ACE bridges that gap and allows me to face our challenges with confidence.
Speaking for the Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) 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 ACE 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 ACE 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.
Building a high performance culture (31 May 2017)
An opportunity to experience the benefits that Academy members gain each month as they access world class expert speakers, share learning and take part in peer board sessions to gain the view of other business leaders on their own particular challenges or opportunities in a confidential forum.
Peter Hills Group Chairman of groups based in Greater Manchester and Lancashire would like to invite you to organise an initial 10 minute telephone call with him to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.
Please contact Peter’s PA, Clare, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.
More about the meeting
(31 May 2017 from 8am until 1pm)
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 and will have the opportunity to meet some of current members who will explain how membership has benefited them personally and professionally. There is no cost to attend other than your time.
To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.
About David Smith
David has 34 years of Corporate Change Management experience, the last 15 years of which were spent in the turnaround of the Asda Retail business. Asda was transformed from a bankrupt broken business to the highly successful retailer it is today. Asda achieved the accolade of being voted Number One Best Place to Work in the UK, in the Sunday Times survey – and David and his team led many of the initiatives which created a highly productive performance based culture – laying the foundations for future commercial success. Changes to the Performance Management framework were part of that story. Today, David is a highly-respected Author, Business Speaker and Consultant.
Session Overview – Building a high-performance culture
Culture trumps Strategy – and culture determines effective execution in any business.
In this Taster session, David Smith gives a tantalising insight into the case study of the Asda business turnaround from near bankruptcy to world class performance and cultural success.
David will discuss what company culture is all about, the effect this has upon business performance and give insight into how to make a real difference to the culture of your business. This session will leave you wanting to return to hear the whole story of cultural change. It is a story which has relevance to business leaders everywhere. We should all be working on our culture continually – rather than leaving this key element of business performance to chance.
Millennials: what we really need to know about this generation (7 June 2017)
Experience the Academy at an inspirational day meeting at Constant Power Services, Riello House, Works Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1AZ with Canadian Martina Buchal, the Millennial’s Millennial from Canada, will be discussing greater understanding of the millennial generation; their values, wants and needs. Participants will leave the workshop feeling they have a deeper understanding of this age group and equipped with new tools and insights to assist in engaging them.
More about the Group Chair
Stephen Salt 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.
As a child Stephen’s curiosity for getting under the skin of things manifested itself in him taking cars apart and designing and building a go-kart. With a fascination for flight from an early age he successfully pursued his dreams of working in the Aerospace industry.
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.
The seven principles of a high performance culture (7 June 2017)
A unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at West Lodge Park Hotel on Wednesday 7 June, with renowned International speaker David Smith. We will also engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.
Chris Dinwoodie, Chairman of the Academy for Chief Executives Group in South Herts and Essex would like to invite you to join him on an initial 15 minute telephone call with him to learn more about your business and about you. We hope you can attend on 7 June (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.
Please contact Chris’s PA, Lisa, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.
More about the meeting:
The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership of the Academy works, as well as the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member, all distilled into a morning session.
David Smith’s session – “The Seven Principles of a High Performance Culture” will share some of the key factors in creating high performance cultures that you can implement into your business to help it grow.