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Posts from ‘November, 2010’

Mentoring for (sm)all business growth by Brian Chernett

On November 15th, 2010 at the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced “a new 40,000-strong network of business mentors and called on more businesses to join up.” According to the announcement, he “wants to see as many business people as possible sign up to mentor new and growing businesses. To make [...]

7 Steps to increase the value & profitability of your business by Peter Sutcliffe

Martin Williams recently spoke to the members of our experiential learning group, Academy Group 23.  Martin facilitated a dynamic and thought-provoking session on ” 7 Steps to increase the value & profitability of your business – a new way to look at marketing“. The session introduced members to many innovative techniques relating to marketing strategy [...]

Experiential Learning by Sue Knight

A very abstract term for a very active process. A term often quoted but rarely abided by. I run trainings in NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP is the study of the structure of subjective experience. Very technical! In other words ways to learn from our experience in ways that we become the best that [...]

Brian Mayne Lifts ACE Speaker of the Year Title

The Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) 2010 Speaker Awards provided a perfect ending to the final Speaker Showcase of the year which was held at the prestigious Warren House in Kingston upon Thames. The 2010 Speaker of the Year was won by Brian Mayne of Lift International for his illuminating and inspirational sessions on Goal [...]

Impact and Influence by Kate Atkin

When was the last time you reviewed the impression you and your business make? Have you tried out a different influencing technique recently? Or are you doing what you have always done? Doing what you have always done may be serving you well. If you would like a little more business, some fresh approaches to [...]

Coaching, Mentoring and Personal Development by Jayne Storey

I’ve facilitated at a couple of Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) events recently, one being a two-day Annual Retreat and the other a monthly group meeting. At each event, the members were shown different ways to practise the ancient art of Meditation and shown how to incorporate this into a busy work schedule. On both [...]

Growing your team and the people in it by Brian Chernett

As a CEO in a growing business, you will need a good team around you. As the business grows and changes, that team needs to grow and change around you. Making the most of your team will make your job easier and your outcomes more successful. There are a few things you can do to [...]

Philip Green’s Efficiency Review: “Is it just the Government failing to leverage both its credit rating and its scale?” – by Paul Fegan

Philip Green’s controversial appointment as adviser on government spending has been headline news for the past few months, even making the pages of Vogue in October. But since the publication of his report the general consensus is that Mr Green and his team have delivered some good advice that will benefit the government and ultimately [...]

Entrepreneurs – encouraging the engine of development by Charles McLachlan

Although George Bush famously said that the French have no word for entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial spirit is represented in every nation and culture in the world. However, depending on the cultural context, the way it is applied can be an enormous power for good or continue to buttress the forces that hold back the development [...]

Enterprise – ‘The Sturdy Horse pulling the Wagon’ by Jeremy Thorn

Winston Churchill once said: “Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot at: others as a cow to be milked; but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon” . Isn’t that a great quote? In some countries, striking out on your own in business is widely [...]