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.
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.
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.
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.