CHAIR FOR BERKSHIRE REGION
As your local Academy group, attending one of our meetings will introduce you to a diverse group of successful and local business leaders. Not only is it a valuable networking opportunity, but their knowledge and experience is a golden opportunity to unlock the potential in both you and your business that may otherwise go unnoticed.
If you’re ready to unlock your potential, then you will find our members to be both challenging and supportive. We welcome medium and large businesses, private, public and family run enterprises. All of us share a common goal; we want to be successful business leaders and operate at a standard that will make us stand out in our respective industries.
Why not come along to our next meeting and introduce yourself to our members. You’ll get an opportunity see what we do, discuss the benefits and hear about the differences that having an Academy membership has meant to real individuals.
Don’t Tell me Show me - by Grant Leboff
Grant Leboff shares with us The Best Film Ever, along with the golden rule of marketing - Don’t tell me. Show me.
How the Academy for Chief Executives works – with Chairman Frank Bastow
We understand it’s lonely at the top. Who do CEOs and MDs turn to for fresh ideas, leadership skills or board level expertise without regularly recruiting to your board or paying high consultancy costs?
Ten minutes with Kriss Akabusi
It’s not difficult to pinpoint the reason people warm to Kriss Akabusi; his familiar laugh, energy, enthusiasm and openness come at you in waves when you’re talking to him. It’s over 25 years since he won Gold in the 400m hurdles, at the European Championships in 1990. Since then, the athlete has gone on to study for an MBA, become a sought after Keynote Speaker and Training Facilitator, working with business leaders across the country.
5 Reasons to Join an Academy Group
The Academy takes up to 5% of my time but now I know what I should be doing with the other 95%!
I think I now look up at the horizon more, not just down at the bottom line.
The Academys speakers help my business to stand out from its competitors rather than just stand up to them.
My F.D. said I dont know where you go every month but please keep going there!
My group chairman has been outstanding he answers my questions and questions my answers. I now have real clarity and vision on my objectives
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.
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.
Performance chemistry workshop and summer BBQ (8 August 2017)
A unique opportunity to experience Academy for Chief Executives Berkshire workshop and summer BBQ on Tuesday 8 August 2017 (from 15:30 - 21:00) Join us to get an insight into how to get more out of yourself and your business. 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. Our August event kicks off with an afternoon session that starts with a members only meeting of 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. This will be followed by an interactive workshop on Performance Chemistry with Celynn Morin, starting at 15:30 and is open to other group members, non-members and guests. A great chance to find out more about the Academy, meet existing members and chairs and enjoy our workshop which is followed by a summer BBQ in the lovely gardens of the Mill House Hotel. Guest speaker - Celynn Morin 'Performance Chemistry' workshop. Watch Celynn's short video clip here Understanding the science of stamina and energy management Become your own CEO - Chief Energy Officer Self scoring using a lifestyle metric and assessment tool called the Wellculator™ Identify areas of risk and potential lifestyle shift Personalised behaviour change plans Celynn’s presentation style is dynamic and interactive using simplicity at the far end of complexity. Slides are used to incorporate multimedia and engaging visuals, not as ‘death by PowerPoint’. The session contains interactive activities to avoid cognitive overload, ensuring engagement and participation. Creates awareness of the strategic elements [em]powering health and wealth. Inspires and enables participants in creating sustainable behaviour shifts that enhance performance both personally as well as within the work place. Tickets: Berkshire Members free of charge, Other Group Members and Chairs £60.00, Non-Members and Guests £80.00. Includes afternoon workshop, Pimms reception and 2 course BBQ.
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.