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The Head of the Army has laid down his vision for the future of leadership across the ranks of the British Army.
In a speech at the top of BT Tower, General Sir Nick Carter said that the threats facing a changing world mean it's never been more important to have quality leadership in the armed forces.
He also signed the military covenant alongside the Chairman of BT, the UK's largest employer of reserves.
It follows on from a leadership code that he launched back in 2015, giving ever soldier a guide to live and lead by.
In his speech, Sir Carter praised those in the forces for their leadership style:
“They know, they care for, and they motivate those who lead.
“They have empathy, and importantly they have the humility to listen, and the humility to adjust the plan when it’s going wrong.”
The general emphasised how these leadership values could be doubly important to reserve soldiers, who could also use them outside the armed forces in their civilian jobs.
The event was hosted in the BT tower due to the fact that BT is the largest employer of reserves in the UK.
BT’s chairman, Sir Michael Rake, also reaffirmed his commitment to the armed forces by resigning the military covenant, saying that reserve soldiers benefitted businesses like his due to their strong leadership.