Want Your Delegates Enjoy Your Event? Don’t Do This…

By Chris Parnham. Essentially, there are two types of parent. One will coach and praise their children in order to build their confidence, and they inspire or challenge them to try harder and achieve great things. They focus on success and outcomes. These children grow up to be winners, leaders, and happy, capable self-sufficient adults. The other type, often called …

The One Rule to Follow to be a Great Leader

By Chris Parnham. How many times have we heard the pointed phrase – there’s no i in team? Well it’s wrong! There IS an i in team, it’s YOU… Without a great leader, a team is just a bunch of people. Stumbling through a day, without a shared purpose, without any standards to aim for, and without a goal or prize to strive for. So, at best, …

What’s Your Legacy?

By Chris Parnham. This week marks the 10th anniversary of the sad death of Tim Gasson, who died in a car crash on the night of 20th May 2007. Tim founded my company, Absolute Corporate Events, in 1995 and built the foundations that have created the company that I am proud to own today. I knew Tim, although while he was alive …

Time to Set Sail…?

By Chris Parnham. As a birthday looms it makes me think about the passing of time and also the wasting of time. It’s not a big birthday, to be clear, more a teeny tiny one, but never the less, birthdays always make me reflect. Have I made the most of my years so far? Am I where I’d hoped to …

How Your Personality Can Help You Prepare For Change

By Chris Parnham. Some people seem to have all the luck. Good things happen to them, they always win, they never seem to make any mistakes, and life appears to come easy to them. We used to say; they always come up smelling of roses, or they always land on their feet. Others have to fight for every victory. They …

The second annual ACE Partner awards event

By Chris Parnham. The ACE Board; Chris Parnham, Angie Mason, Jill Fleming and Jacquie Freer treated 20 of their favourite partners to an evening at Chris’ home in London last month. The partner awards event is the ACE team’s way of saying thank you to some of its most faithful partners, including venues, hotels and DMCs. The ACE Board were …

Get more from Barcelona

By Chris Parnham. The ACE team just returned home from Barcelona where they managed a Partner Conference for one of their law clients. After considering a number of destinations, Barcelona was selected as it is renowned as a truly inspiring business destination. It’s a serious city, but it has a terrific climate, a positive outlook, and a glorious beach. It …

How Shared Passion Will Transform Your Team

By Chris Parnham. So, I am 3 months into puppy ownership, and one of the most unexpected discoveries (apart from the amount of poo a tiny puppy can actually produce on a daily basis) is how lovely dog-world actually is. When we are out walking our puppy, other dog owners stop and say hello. They ask our puppy’s name, and …