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.
Unlocking potential – world class teams (28 March 2017)
Join us to get an insight into how to grow both your business and your leadership skills. 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.
Sir Clive Woodward OBE
Best known for guiding England to Rugby World Cup victory in Australia in 2003, Clive has plenty of business heritage from his days working at Xerox and running his own finance and leasing company. He is a firm believer that creating a winning culture is essential if a team, company or department is going to deliver the tasks the board has given them. Clive will share insights from his career as a businessman, athlete and coach.
“Sporting lessons for business”
Jeff was Managing Director of Robert Half International, the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world. He built up the UK operation from two offices and 12 staff into a business with a domestic turnover of £65 million, 19 offices and over 360 staff. Jeff was also Business Manager to Sir Clive Woodward from 2002 –2006. He is listed in the ‘100 Best Business Speakers in Britain’.
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Transform your leadership and your team (4 April 2017 or 5 April 2017)
There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day session at ASE, Rowan Court, Concord Business Park in Manchester on either Tuesday 4 April or Wednesday 5 April 2017 (from 7.45am to 4.00pm) with renowned international speaker Giles Miskin, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.
Mark Fuller, Group Chairman of groups based in the Greater Manchester area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-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 Mark’s PA Gill (see booking information) 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 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, all distilled into a day session.
The morning starts with our speaker:
Giles Miskin’s interactive session is an opportunity for members to consider the strengths and areas for development of their own leadership style using a simple, memorable and well-established colour model of behaviour and supported by a 23-page Insights Discovery profile following prior completion of a 15-minute online questionnaire.
Followed by the afternoon peer group session:
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.
Personal power – self improvement in and out of the workplace (5 April 2017)
Experience Academy membership at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel in London on Wednesday 5 April (8am to 4.30pm). Join renowned speaker Marcus Child for his workshop “Personal Power” along with other successful leaders who are members.
Glenn Watkins, Group Chairman of groups based in West Central London, Harrow & Watford would like to invite you to organise an initial 15 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 Glenn’s PA, Lizzie, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.
More about the meeting:
Marcus specialises in enabling corporate change through people and has an impressive reputation for helping people in management and service embrace change positively and successfully. Marcus’ work nurtures and invigorates resourcefulness in individuals, positivity between colleagues and trust between organisations and their customers. His emphasis on people exploiting the workplace as an environment for self-improvement as well as commercial success means that the new habits he trains are practised in the minds and relationships of people – within and without work – long after his programmes are complete.
The Academy for Chief Executives helps business leaders to grow their organisation by giving them expertise and insight into running a world class business. There is no cost to attend the meeting – which is designed to give you a flavour of what membership provides – you will leave the meeting with ideas you can use immediately to improve your business performance.