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How to achieve an Innovation Culture with David Hall

In our latest Golden Nuggets installment, Dave Hall discusses how to make step changes in your business to take it to the next level.

How to achieve an Innovation Culture with David Hall

Top tips for running key accounts with Phil Jesson

In our latest Golden Nuggets installment, Phil Jesson discusses the importance of having account plans for each of your clients.

Top tips for running key accounts with Phil Jesson

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Five minutes with Malcolm Miller

Malcolm Miller is the MD of the automotive learning and development company, RTS group. He’s been a member of the Academy for Chief Executives for three years, as part of Jon Penn’s Bristol, Bath and Swindon region. The Chippenham based company operates in 41 different countries and has just opened its first office in Beijing.

Five minutes with Malcolm Miller

10 years since the financial crisis: where to now?  

Ten years ago, markets were beginning to experience the start of what would become the Global Financial Crisis.  It all arguably began with the default of two of Bear Stearns’ hedge funds that were mainly invested in the secondary US mortgage market i.e. mortgages resold by the originating bank to raise further profits. But the acceptance by Bear Steams about the drop in values of these investments meant every other firm had to re-evaluate their own investments in similar vehicles. While the firm took a further six months to decline before its bail out by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and its sale to JPMorgan Chase, the nails in the coffin of a second investment behemoth, Lehman Brothers, were beginning to be hammered home. But who cares about two pure investment banks? 

10 years since the financial crisis: where to now?  

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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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A masterclass in presenting with Michael Trigg – for Entrepreneurs and Directors – Poole (26 September 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session on Tuesday 26 September, with renowned speaker Michael Trigg while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Gráinne McGuire-Ferrari Chairman of Dorset and Salisbury would like to invite you to organise an initial 15 minute telephone call with her to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.

Please contact Gráinne’s Deputy Chair, Sarah, (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 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.

Our morning session begins with expert speaker Michael Trigg on ‘Rise to the Occasion – A Masterclass in Presenting’.
Overview:

We live in an unfair world. Ideally, the best people should win…the most qualified, the most experienced, the better product….but they rarely do. Because it is often the way something is presented that creates a winning edge.

Most senior people can stand in front of a group and talk to a deck of slides. But few have a crystal clear message. Fewer still can connect well in the first 60 seconds and then keep attention and engagement all the way through. That’s what this workshop is all about.

What we’ll cover:

  • The Do’s and Avoids of Delivery.
  • Tips to enhance your authority and presence – and Traps that diminish it.
  • How to keep people interested and engaged from start to finish.
  • Impromptu speaking.
  • A bomb proof structure that works in every context.

This will be an interactive session, with plenty of time for Q&A. Please bring your smartphone with at least 2gb of memory – as you will be using it!

After a delicious 2 course lunch the afternoon is filled with a peer group board 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.

Breakfast roadshow – Stoke-on-Trent (27 September 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday September 27. Find out why our members, who include the leaders of: Taunton Cider, Sawday’s, Brammer plc, USN, Thomas Dudley, Karen Millen prioritise a day with their Academy group once a month.

The session will include presentations on “6 key habits of world class teams” (from Academy Speaker – Simon Hartley) and the “7 principles of building a high performance culture” (from Academy Speaker – David Smith) whilst also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

If you would like to book one of the 12 spaces available, strictly reserved for business leaders like you, Please contact Holly, our Marketing Executive (holly.nix@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk with one of our local Chairmen.

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 morning session.

You will leave with invaluable tools to implement in your business right away, uplifting your team’s performance, strengthening your business’ culture and learning a little bit more about you and how you react to the world around you.

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.

The global economy – Southampton (28 September 2017)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day and engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like you. This will take place at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 28 September from 08:00 to 16:30 with Justin Urquhart Stewart; one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio and in the press.

Justin Urquhart-Stewart is also one of the co-founders and Head of Corporate Development at Seven Investment Management where they deliver radical common sense in an industry where that quality is hard to find.

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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