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Learning how to Create a Successful Business in Turbulent Times – by Joe Adams

Joe Adams

Joe Adams

Nicholas Bate spoke to my Chief Executive Forum Group recently on: ‘Creating Astonishingly Successful Businesses in Turbulent Times‘ . This very professional workshop consisted of four modules:

Module 1: what are the threats to our businesses over the next decade and what do we do about it?

Module 2: the core success strategy for any business.

Module 3: provocative Q&A

Module 4: summary and action plan.

The session was fast-paced, pragmatic and action orientated and Nicholas Bate’s excellent feedback from the group of business leaders and CEOs present reflected their enthusiasm for the presentation.

With clients such as Marks and Spencer, Microsoft, the BBC, Google and regular lecturer at Warwick University, Nicholas is highly recommended as one of the new breed of Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) speakers for the future.

  • Treat each point in the job description as a verb
  • Do not allow mediocrity to prevail i.e. require awesome performance from your people.
  • Treat your health as urgent and important.
  • Don’t just become another commodity.
  • Realise the importance of blogging.
  • Go for a walk to think.
  • Become a pioneering thought leader.
  • Become brilliant at the basics.

Nicholas Bate is excellent value and brings a fresh approach to the vitally important subject of ‘Leadership’.

Joe Adams, chairman of Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) Group 11, established his own management consultancy Adams & Associates in 1995. With a passion for helping others to be their best, Joe is an accredited coach for the Institute of Directors, as well as a mentor for the Prince’s Trust. Drawing on a wealth of experience as a successful businessman, coaching and motivating a sales force of 650, he has an NLP certificate from Sue Knight, in High Performance Coaching, and is a qualified NCFE life coach. He has been an ACE Chairman since 2002. Joe believes that we are all capable of more than we tend to achieve in life, and that coaching can be the key to realising that potential.
Good business leaders, like you, often feel very alone. Running a business is tough. Key decision making, company direction, clarity of strategy, personal development; it’s a huge responsibility and it’s entirely yours. Little wonder you’re sometimes sleepless in the small hours or struggling to answer those really big questions.
Who can you turn to for totally impartial advice?
The above is an example of the type speaker session you could experience every month as a member of The Academy for Chief Executives. Find out more about our peer group learning organisation for CEOs, MDs and business leaders at
Alternatively, to find out more about the London-based experiential business learning group, visit Joe Adam’s Academy Group 11 page.

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