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David is one of the most effective and inspiring facilitators that I have ever come across. He has the most imaginative and engaging way of working with groups, providing the knowledge that participants need whilst stimulating their interest and enthusiasm. David combines an apparently relaxed style with the most demanding professional standards – highly recommended.

Professor Marjorie Mayo ,Professional and Community Education
Goldsmiths, University of London

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