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Posts from ‘December, 2010’

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 […]

Endings … and Beginnings by Brian Chernett, Founder and Andrew B Morris, Chief Executive

Brian Chernett writes – All things change, some quickly and some over much longer times. At the end of December, I hand over The Academy for Chief Executives to new owners and move on to new ventures myself. I am taking the opportunity to thank each and every one of my members, chairmen and supporters […]

A Coaching Skills Workshop with a Difference – by Peter Sutcliffe

Members of The North East Academy for Chief Executives, Directors Forum 11 enjoyed a Coaching Skills workshop delivered by Matt Somers ( Matt utilised pragmatic exercises, models and structured checklists to deliver a practical, experiential learning session. All delegates felt that the techniques learnt had enhanced their own coaching style and would help to motivate […]

Stimulating Business Growth – top down or bottom up? by Andy Coote

The Government is in the process of reducing the size of the public sector. In October central government learned of the cuts to be made in their budgets in the Public Spending Review. Earlier this week, local government in England found out how big the cuts to their budgets would be. The FT published a […]

Beginnings and endings by Jeremy Marchant

New Year’s Resolutions. Just going through the motions or using the idea as a motivator? I think that people whose New Year’s resolutions fail wanted to carry them out, but they didn’t prepare themselves for the process well enough. After all, if you could do something differently – and successfully – so that your business, […]

Recipe For a Good CEO by Joe Adams

If only it were that easy! But whilst the recipe for the perfect CEO might not exist, there are definitely some basic ingredients which are required to make the creation a success … Before we identify the fundamental traits that blend together to create a successful CEO, first let’s remind ourselves of what the role […]

Bridging the gap between knowing and doing by Brian Chernett

Back in January, I talked about setting motivating goals by experiencing your goals as if they had happened using all your senses and then looking back along the timeline to see how that happened. Once you could hear, see and feel those goals, creating a SMART goal for each. Now, in December, you should be […]

Michael Nicholas teaches us how to ‘achieve optimal performance’ by Joe Adams

Michael Nicholas, a corporate trainer, coach and professional speaker spoke to my Academy for Chief Executives CEO Forum group (ACE11) recently. The subject, “Achieving Optimal Performance“. Michael’s talk on Leadership had great takeaway value in that he brought a multi dimensional approach to this important leadership principle. He discussed leadership versus management at length and […]

The everlasting moment… a Zen approach to beginnings and endings by Jayne Storey

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m an advocate of Eastern philosophy, both as an antidote to the sometimes treadmill-like existence of life in the Western world and as a compliment to the best of modern innovations in developing human potential. Much of my coaching, for athletes and business-people, involves helping clients to […]

The Beginning of the End of Blame by John Cremer

One highly valuable element of improvisation practice is the idea that it is impossible to do it wrong. This principle creates an environment that promotes creativity and invites risk taking. The essence of improvisation is that it embraces whatever takes place in the moment. An alert improviser will gleefully seize upon any anomaly, stumble or […]