Achieving excellence in high performing teams is not always about what's been said and done," highlighted David Faulkner MBE OLY, "It's about how they've been made to feel.
Faulkner, former Head of Women's Performance at the Football Association and Performance Director for England and Great Britain Hockey, presented 'The journey of High Performance Teams and Leadership' where he shared his personal reflections on topics of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, equity diversity and inclusiveness.
"Leadership today must be agile and flexible, whilst maintaining a clear sense of purpose and vision," said the 1988 Seoul Olympian Hockey gold medallist. "It's not about working harder or smarter… it's about being prepared to work differently."
"Today's leaders need a high level of self-awareness, should always be in tune with their people, and lead by example," said Faulkner. "A focus on team and personal development is vital."
British Army Sergeant Samuel Akplu and Corporal Freya Cassandra, clerks with the ARRC Central Staff Branch, also led discussions in the Map Room of the Southwick Park Officers' Mess. Dialogue focussed on deception operations and women's contributions and accomplishments of the allied operations on D-Day during World War II.