The Director of Babington’s National Centre for Strategic Leadership, Nigel Girling, has been elected to serve for a second term on the Steering Group of the influential Engage for Success Task Force.
The Task Force was formed at the request of Prime Minister David Cameron in 2011, involving top-level leaders from more than 30 high-profile organisations, such as HSBC, Marks & Spencer, PwC, and the NHS.
It was established in response to a whitepaper to Government that showed the enormous uplift in professional performance that can result from high levels of engagement. Since then it has been the leading UK body in driving forward workforce engagement, enhancing leadership capability, and supporting organisations to increase productivity.
Nigel was invited to be part of the Task Force’s newly formed ‘Guru Group’ in mid-2011, after a need was identified for expert guidance to steer the way engagement was understood, implemented and evaluated in organisations. He has been a significant and influential member ever since, and served on the Guru Steering Group for a two year term. Now, Nigel has been re-elected to serve for another two years.
The Steering Group coordinates the many aspects of Task Force and Guru Group activity. Nigel has chaired two of the working parties the Task Force has generated, and is now part of a small group of five Gurus seeking to define the way UK managers should behave if they are to become more engaging and effective.
Nigel will be contributing to research across a number of volunteer organisations during 2016.