Civic staff get taste of Army lead­er­ship

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

STAFF from the bor­ough coun­cil were among 46 work­ers to take on an Army-based ex­er­cise and get an in­sight into what makes troop lead­ers tick.

The event was or­gan­ised through the force’s em­ploy­ment en­gage­ment depart­ment to show how mil­i­tary man­age­ment skills can be rel­e­vant to the civvy street work­place, as well as show­case the trans­fer­able tal­ents of Army re­serves or ex-reg­u­lars.

Hosted at Chetwynd Bar­racks in Nottingham, the one-day course in­cluded pre­sen­ta­tions and dis­cus­sions on the the­ory of lead­er­ship fol- lowed by ac­tiv­i­ties out­doors.

Among the em­ploy­ees par­tic­i­pat­ing from both the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor were a group from Hinck­ley and Bos­worth Bor­ough Coun­cil, Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil and Univer­sity Hos­pi­tals Le­ices­ter NHS Trust.

Lucy Ba­gin­skis, the bor­ough coun­cil’s sports de­vel­op­ment man­ager, at­tended and said: “The day it­self was well or­gan­ised and thought-pro­vok­ing. I learnt a lot and have iden­ti­fied ar­eas of im­prove­ment in my own lead­er­ship style that I will be im­ple­ment­ing in the fu­ture.

“I will be ad­vo­cat­ing some of the lead­er­ship ap­proaches within the coun­cil to en­sure we work in the most ef­fec­tive way.

“It was a great op­por­tu­nity that I would ad­vise oth­ers to at­tend if they have the op­por­tu­nity.”

Lead­er­ship the­ory was the fo­cus of the morn­ing with del­e­gates hear­ing about the Army’s clear and well de­fined lead­er­ship code, un­der­pinned by a strong set of val­ues and stan­dards.

In the af­ter­noon, it was the prac­ti­cal ap­proach which was brought to life with chal­leng­ing prob­lem solv­ing ex­er­cises.

The Ex­er­cise Ex­ec­u­tive Leader course or­gan­ised through the Army’s East Mid­lands em­ploy­ment en­gage­ment depart­ment.

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