Sixth Form seminar on inspiring leadership with Nigel Rothband
The Sixth Formers were treated to a first class seminar on inspirational leadership with Nigel Rothband, Speaker, Coach and Broadcaster. With over 30 years in the retail and charity sectors, as a Body Shop Retail Managing Director and recent CEO positions, Nigel engaged the girls with effective leadership qualities.
He used his own direct experience to demonstrate the forward thinking and sustainable approach of Dame Anita Roddick, who pioneered her way as a female CEO in the 1980s. The girls were interested to learn about James Timpson OBE, CEO of high street retailer Timpsons, who adopts an innovative leadership style by employing ex-offenders to help reduce the reoffending rate.
His final message to the girls was that effective leadership isn’t about communicating, it is about connecting with people and getting to know individuals in your team. The Sixth Form grilled Nigel with some excellent questions and contributed throughout.
Thank you to Mr Ezekiel who organised the event – the girls were still talking about the seminar long after it had finished!