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The most significant change I’ve made to my business with Andrew Kluge

Thanks to Blake Morgan for hosting our Leading Success series, Andrew Kluge, CEO at Cosatto talks about introducing total transparency into his business.

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How I deliver bad news to my team with Martin Thatcher

Thanks to Blake Morgan for hosting our Leading Success series, Martin Thatcher discusses how he delivers bad news to his team.

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Since writing a few weeks ago, we have seen an unprecedented level of violence and horror across the UK. As each new situation unfolds, we each experience our own, personal reaction to such large-scale loss of life. Many among us begin to question the motives and causes of these seemingly incomprehensible events.



When was the last time you read a book? A broadsheet newspaper? A report or briefing? The chances are the last two were probably read in a digital format, on the screen of your computer, tablet or phone. The way we learn and how we access and digest information has changed, what place does reading


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Running the family business

Having the opportunity to run a family business is often a great privilege but also be fraught with problems. Here are our ten tips to help you out.

Running the family business

The Future CEO – Raconteur report

With the current geopolitical uncertainty and ongoing digital disruption, the role of the CEO is inevitably changing. This report explores the development of the role, and the requisite skills and qualities for an effcient future CEO.

The Future CEO – Raconteur report

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Building outstanding people performance with Alice Jordan (27 July 2017)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 27th July from 08:00 to 16:30 with Alice Jordan, founder and Managing Director of Inner Strengths.


Alice lives and breathes helping SMEs build outstanding people performance and helps others move forward in terms of business performance and the lives of people who work within them.


There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. 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.


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Performance chemistry workshop and summer BBQ (8 August 2017)

A unique opportunity to experience Academy for Chief Executives Berkshire workshop and summer BBQ on Tuesday 8 August 2017 (from 15:30 – 21:00)

Join us to get an insight into how to get more out of yourself and your business. Whether you’re aspiring to take your business to the next level, struggling to keep up with fast pace of change or wanting to develop the leaders in your organisation, discover how the Academy for Chief Executives can support you.

Our August event kicks off with an afternoon session that starts with a members only meeting of The Board You’d Love to Afford®, a confidential peer group board session where you will have the opportunity to seek advice on a challenge, opportunity or dilemma from other leaders.

This will be followed by an interactive workshop on Performance Chemistry with Celynn Morin, starting at 15:30 and is open to other group members, non-members and guests. A great chance to find out more about the Academy, meet existing members and chairs and enjoy our workshop which is followed by a summer BBQ in the lovely gardens of the Mill House Hotel.

Guest speaker – Celynn Morin ‘Performance Chemistry’ workshop.

Watch Celynn’s short video clip here

Understanding the science of stamina and energy management
Become your own CEO – Chief Energy Officer
Self scoring using a lifestyle metric and assessment tool called the Wellculator™
Identify areas of risk and potential lifestyle shift
Personalised behaviour change plans

Celynn’s presentation style is dynamic and interactive using simplicity at the far end of complexity. Slides are used to incorporate multimedia and engaging visuals, not as ‘death by PowerPoint’. The session contains interactive activities to avoid cognitive overload, ensuring engagement and participation.

Creates awareness of the strategic elements [em]powering health and wealth.
Inspires and enables participants in creating sustainable behaviour shifts
that enhance performance both personally as well as within the work place.


Tickets: Berkshire Members free of charge, Other Group Members and Chairs £60.00, Non-Members and Guests £80.00.  Includes afternoon workshop, Pimms reception and 2 course BBQ.

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.

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