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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

Who Is Driving The Bus?

“Who Is Driving The Bus? One Legislator’s Road to Accountability” is the title of  State Legislator Diana S Urban’s book documenting her fight to achieve Results (Outcome) Based budgeting in the US State of Connecticut.  In my work training organisations in using RBA/OBA, I’ve long realised that learning the principles and getting the buy-in is the easy bit.  Turning good intentions into reality is a task of a different magnitude as it involves achieving cultural change; unlearning old ways and doing things differently. Although told in the context of  American state government, Diana’s account relates closely to my UK experience and it makes for a stimulating read. It gives hope to those who become frustrated with  seemingly unmovable bureaucracies and energy sapping power  struggles and reinforces our understanding that change is about sound leadership; patience; collaboration and pragmatism.  Check out my book review here