It’s the recognition, stupid!

The world of business is obsessed with remuneration, in all its many forms. We spend huge amounts of time and money devising stock schemes, bonus schemes and incentives of various kinds, not to mention relating our base pay to the market and the going rate for jobs. Larger businesses wouldn’t dream of operating without a

It’s the recognition, stupid!

Celebrating the 2015 Academy Stars

At our 20th anniversary barbecue we recognised some very special people for their contribution to the Academy for Chief Executives. The roll call  of honour follows : Outstanding Contribution Award 2015 – Kevin Kerley Most Promising Newcomer Award 2015 –  Jon Ralph Modelling Excellence Award 2015 –  Peter Hills Unsung Hero Award 2015 – Sue

Celebrating the 2015 Academy Stars

Rebel with a cause

Sometimes a business needs more than incremental change. In fact while we all recognise the importance of teamwork and the dangers of maverick ‘wunderkinds’, from time to time, every business can benefit from a rebel who comes along to shake things up, challenge behaviour and complacency and change its course. This might be the leader

Rebel with a cause

Risks and Rewards

When an opportunity presents itself or a tricky decision has to be made, you need to balance the risks against the possible rewards. When assessing risk, there are five key questions you need to ask yourself. 1. UPSIDE/DOWNSIDE: compare these by preparing two simple lists and then share with someone entirely independent of the decision.

Risks and Rewards

Case study: motivating millennials

Founded in 2008, I Heart Studios are a digital content creation studio based in Bermondsey, South London, delivering photography, video, post-product, art direction and a host of related services to the fashion & lifestyle industry. When Sjors Bos became Managing Director in late 2012, the business had a turnover of £500,000 and employed just six

Case study: motivating millennials

The Sky’s the Limit for Academy for Chief Executives Leeds Bradford and Halifax Group

The Academy for Chief Executives, the UK’s leading executive coaching and mentoring organisation, launches of a new group in Leeds Halifax and Bradford this week. This new group is run by Chair Richard White who started his sales career knocking on doors selling office equipment in the West End and went on to hold senior

The Sky’s the Limit for Academy for Chief Executives Leeds Bradford and Halifax Group

Lift off for Academy for Chief Executives Scotland

The Academy for Chief Executives, the UK’s leading executive coaching and mentoring organisation, reaches an important milestone today with the launch of a new group in Scotland. At the helm of this new group is Academy for Chief Executives Scotland Chair Justin Grace, a former MD who brings with him 20 years of international board

Lift off for Academy for Chief Executives Scotland

Become your own Chief Energy Officer

Business owners and executives today have to operate within a hyper-challenging space which is constantly changing and which demands an often unsustainably high work-rate. Coupled with fewer resources, these high demands often exceed our capacity, resulting in exhaustion, low energy levels, decreased mental agility, illness and burnout. What we know is that energy is contagious

Become your own Chief Energy Officer

Is it Covered?

Directors gather assets which are easy to identify and therefore easy to insure. If you own a house you insure it. If you own a yacht you insure it. This is obvious and straight forward. But what about insuring against hidden risks that you can’t see? There are people out there ready to sue you

Is it Covered?

Academy for Chief Executives Founder recognised in ‘The Maserati 100’ list

The Academy for Chief Executives, the UK’s leading executive coaching and mentoring organisation, welcomes the news that founder Brian Chernett is included in the Maserati 100 list. This top accolade recognises the work that Brian Chernett has undertaken both as an Academy founder and more recently in his work as the CEO of Ella Forums

Academy for Chief Executives Founder recognised in ‘The Maserati 100’ list

Measuring up: winning with KPIs

Identifying the correct key performance indicators (KPIs) has significant benefits for any business. But too often these values – which help demonstrate how effectively a company is achieving its key business objectives – are poorly understood and executed, difficult to measure, meaningless, confusing or even in conflict with ultimate business goals. Working across a range

Measuring up: winning with KPIs

Two Tribes

We come across two tribes of people in the business world. The Do-ers who do what they say or agreed to do. And the Talk-ers, who do not. We know where we are with the Do-ers. They like responsibility and are fulfilled by getting things done and pleasing us. Once we’ve delegated, it’s out of

Two Tribes