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5 ways to make communication the key to your success

As leaders we all know communication is the most vital skill to have in any workplace. However, if not used effectively our communication skills, or lack of, can play a pivotal role in under-performing. Whether it’s losing our staff, our clients, or our motivation, what we say and how we say it will often determine our success

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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.

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(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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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