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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from The Academy for Chief Executives

We would like to thank you for your visits and comments on the Academy for Chief Executives blog this year and look forward to seeing you in 2011. This will be the final post on the blog for 2010 and we would like to wish all of our readers a relaxing Christmas and a re-energised [...]

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 [...]

Warren Evans gives us an insight into ‘where the world is going’ by Peter Pritchett

Directors Forum Group 2 enjoyed an excellent Friday morning peering a few years into the future with Warren Evans, a “Futurist” visiting us from Canada to speak to several groups in The Academy for Chief Executives. The members gave the session an overall score of 9 out of 10 – an accurate reflection of the [...]

Graham Jones teaches us how to obtain web success for our businesses – by Peter Pritchett

Academy Group 5 enjoyed an insightful, engaging and very thought-provoking session from psychologist and web-consultant Graham Jones on “Web Success for Your Business”. Rather than just the usual techie and/or design driven session, Graham really focuses on what motivates web users and uses this to illustrate how most companies’ websites are still very wide of [...]

Kevin Kelly wows over 60 Chief Executives at Academy for Chief Executives 2nd Thought Leaders Conference – by Brian Chernett

The second in a series of Thought Leader Conferences organised by The Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) took place earlier this month. ACE provides a unique forum in which CEOs expand their expertise through leadership training, executive coaching and mentoring. The conferences have been designed to showcase the innovative learning processes which not only develop [...]

North West Academy for Chief Executives offers challenging advice for local businesspeople at Autumn events in Manchester and Preston

The Academy for Chief Executives North West region is offering local businesspeople the chance to ‘Eat their Ugly Frog first!’ with three free events this autumn – in Preston and Manchester. Says Alan Dean, Chairman of the Academy group in Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester ‘With challenging times for business right now we wanted to offer [...]

What’s in a name? by Sue Knight

A thin strip of dusty road cuts its way through the coconut palms between the warm waters of the Arabian Sea and the magical Keralan backwaters. This road is busy with water trucks, fishermen, bike riding villagers shouting their wares, three wheeled yellow and black autos, farmers leading their tethered cows to fresher fields, taxi [...]

Give yourself a fresh perspective – have an ‘Away Day’ by Tim Kidson

It is as if our day to day work is conducted inside an invisible bubble. All our thoughts, feelings and actions happen, and bounce back, inside this bubble. We know this because we get the same feelings every time we think about that same difficult and still unresolved and people issue; we know it because [...]

Get Authentic by Kevin Kelly

Research completed by Harvard psychology professors Nalini Ambady, Ph.D., and Robert Rosenthal, Ph.D. confirms our deepest suspicions – the time you’ve got to make an impact on either internal or external customer is reducing! Observers viewed three thin slices of each professor’s behaviour – in 10-second clips from the beginning, middle and end of a [...]

‘Reading Someone before you Shake Hands’ by Peter Sutcliffe

Members of the North East Academy for Chief Executives, Directors Forum 11, recently learned from speaker, John Cremer, how to  “Read someone before you shake  hands“. John’s brilliant workshop explaining his unique perspective on people ‘type’s’, their traits and personalities – both informative and highly entertaining. The experiential learning session helped us to understand other [...]