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Case Study: Stepping Down to Step Up

MSM Software is a UK-based software company providing bespoke software development and support of business-critical systems. Founded 16 years ago, the company has offices in Exeter, Bristol and London. Whilst MSM weathered the first half of the recession well, the completion of a number of long-term contracts in 2012 came at a time when the […]

A ”New Normal” Arrives and Requires some New Thinking (and some revisiting to old and trusted truths and strategies) – by Peter Pritchett

Academy for Chief Executives’ group Directors Group 2 (“Future Leaders in the Midlands”) worked with David Abbott on his “Irrational Customers” workshop this week. I chose David as our speaker this month because I believe that we are clearly entering a new phase of economic activity – and that successful businesses will need to adapt […]

How’s your sense of humour and a new take on Christmas parties! by Ken Allison

“Its given me a sense of humour failure”, was the response of Duncan Bannatyne (of the BBC’s Dragons Den) in the Daily Mail when reacting to the much maligned Equality Act 2010 which came into force on 1st October 2010. What was Duncan getting worked up about? Consider this scenario. This year you plan an […]

See Your Business with Fresh Eyes by Brian Chernett

When markets are tough, as they are at the moment, we need every bit of help to make sure our businesses continue to trade. Perhaps now is a good time to experience your business as a customer might and pick up on those areas where things have begun to slip. As a retail manager, I […]

Building Staff Morale Post Redundancies

The Academy for Chief Executives, a leading provider of experiential business learning® facilitates groups of CEOs and Managing Directors who meet together every month to network and take full advantage of experiential learning. Part of membership involves members taking their issues to the table and discussing them with their peers. At a recent meeting, one […]

Overcoming Resistance to Change

Academy Groups 5 and 32 had the benefit of a really powerful workshop with Anne Riches (pictured right) who travelled from Australia to speak to the groups this month. Anne worked with us on her “Almond Effect” concepts – designed to help organisations and individuals overcome barriers and resistance to change. The main obstacles are […]