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We have worked with David for several years in a number of leadership development programmes. David’s contribution is now one of the first onto the drawing board of any new programme design as his presentation around leadership for outcomes is always totally relevant, challenging and well-received. His presentation of OBA/RBA serves as a powerful reminder of the core purpose of public service.

Pete Chilvers ,Chief Executive
SDSA

Outcomes and Leadership

One of my ‘soap box’ issues I rant about most is leadership, or rather the lack of it.  When I’m explaining the Results/Outcome Based Accountability™ process to people, they can be forgiven for categorising it as a simple management tool without necessarily realising how powerful it can be in facilitating change.  When I first started using OBA™ as a practitioner, I realised its value as a leadership tool because it provides a framework to help define the sort of communities people want, and help move them on from talk to action.  I’ve explained this in more detail in “Outcomes and Leadership”, a short article I’ve posted in the Resources section of this website. It defines leadership and shows how the OBA™ thinking process helps facilitate the move from talk to action.  As ever, I’d be interested in your thoughts and observations.