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What is a Chief Executive Supposed to do? – by Peter Hills & Alan Dean

Peter Hills

Peter Hills

So you have the top job you aspired to all those years ago! Now that you are there, is it how you thought it would be? Did anyone give you a manual to follow or did you just remember what your boss did and hope that your way would work as well or better?

Unfortunately, there is no manual and life at the top can be tough and lonely. Most good leaders recognise that they can never know everything and that they must keep learning. Some will even admit that they don’t really know what a Chief Executive should do! Within any business the Chief Executive can never be truly open and honest as, being the boss, means that you need to appear strong even when you may be struggling.

So how do you know how well you perform?

Having a network of people who challenge and support and who are unbiased but understand what you are experiencing, is critical to the emotional and intellectual wellbeing of a Chief Executive and is only truly available from outside the business.

Alan Dean

Alan Dean

The Academy for Chief Executives provides access to the experience of other successful business leaders as well as expert speakers and high performance, all of which will keep you at the cutting edge with a fresh perspective on what it takes be successful and have the work life balance you need.

On Tuesday 4th October 2011, the Academy is hosting an open event in Stockport from 8.15am to 16.30pm at Gorvins Solicitors, Dale House Tiviot Dale Stockport, SK1 1TA and we would like to extend an invitation for you to experience how the Academy can help you. You will be able to see business leader Marcus Child deliver his session on ‘Personal Power’ and share the experience of our members from non-competing businesses in discussing your most pressing business issue or big opportunity.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it on 4th October – we have some alternative dates lined up:

  • 12th October 2011 from 07.45 to 16.00 at FWB Products Ltd, Whieldon Road, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, ST4 4JE.  Speaker: Mark Fritz – Ownership in Organisations
  • 9th November 2011 from 07.45 to 16.00 at Samuel Cooke & Co Ltd, Vantage Court, Riverside Way, Barrowford, Lancs, BB9 6BP.  Speaker: David Smith – Building a High Performance Culture

We look forward to welcoming you to our no obligation meeting. Places are restricted, so register today and take the first step to making a real difference to your life and your business.


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