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Driving a high performance culture – with David Smith

Performance culture expert David Smith believes that communication is the rocket fuel that drives the organisation. Watch and listen to discover David's golden nuggets to help you become a world-class communicator driving a high performance culture.

Driving a high performance culture – with David Smith

The charismatic leader – with Nikki Owen

Charisma is an authentic power that captivates the hearts and minds of others. According to Harvard Business Review charismatic leaders are 68 per cent more effective. In this video Nikki Owen, who has devoted over 25 years to studying and researching charisma, shares her top 3 nuggets to enable you to become even more charismatic.

The charismatic leader – with Nikki Owen

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Leadership – a new approach to nature-nurture

How we lead needs to radically change in a world that is itself constantly changing. The world is changing, often unexpectedly or unpredictably. So is business. And therefore not surprisingly so is leadership. Or is it? It certainly should be. Shouldn’t leadership be leading, ahead of the game? Visionary. But recently history and precedent suggests

Leadership – a new approach to nature-nurture

Do you need a critical friend?

Why do so many of us find it hard to ask for help? Could it be that as we grow up self-sufficiency and independence seem to be what we aspire to as part of being grown up? If so, is this a blind spot that keeps us from unlocking our full potential? As leaders in

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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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The key to profitable growth (28 February 2017)

Roger Harrop will be presenting on “Staying in the Helicopter® – the key to profitable growth in good times or in bad”.

Roger was the Group CEO of a FTSE quoted, high tech business and is now one of the UK’s most prominent business speakers. You will leave with some insight and ideas that you can apply immediately upon your return to your organisation.

How to herd cats: the leadership challenge (7 March 2017)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham on Tuesday March 7th from 8am to 12.30pm, with renowned Sports Psychologist and Performance Coach Simon Hartley, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Richard White, Group Chairman of the North and West Yorkshire 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 Richard’s PA, Tracy, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

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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.

Simon’s session is “How to Herd Cats”. Leaders have a unique challenge. How do you galvanise a team of human beings, each of whom have their own individual set of thoughts, feelings, values and benefits? How do you pull together a senior leadership team who may also bring their agendas, egos and self interests? Come and find out how!

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.

How to manage your web presence (7 March 2017)

Experience the power of Academy membership at an inspirational session at the Holiday Inn Reading South on Tuesday 7 March 2017 from 8am to 4pm with Graham Jones presenting his workshop ‘How to manage your web presence’ while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

You will also participate in ‘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.

Jim Odell, Chairman of groups based in Berkshire and Cornwall 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 Jim’s PA, Sue, (see booking information above 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, all distilled into a day session.

Graham’s workshop is designed to help small and medium-sized companies find out how they can manage the process of keeping their web presence current and up-to-date. One of the issues of good web presence is being seen to be “of the moment”. But how do you achieve that without large teams of web content producers or a complete re-focus of your business?

The session provides a strategic planning system for ensuring a company can maintain a good, positive and up-to-date web presence without breaking the bank. This meeting will provide the tools and techniques for planning content and commissioning the required material. The internal management of content planning will also be considered in this section. Delegates will leave with a good notion of what they need to do in their business in order to produce lots of relevant content easily and within budget. Throughout this interactive workshop there will be several opportunities for individual planning, as well as tips, hints and suggestions for planning, managing and producing an ongoing, up-to-date web presence.

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