September 20, 2015

Trying Hard is Not Good Enough

The tenth anniversary edition of Mark Friedman’s seminal text “Trying Hard is Not Good Enough” has just been published.  This essential manual for the theory and […]
March 31, 2015

Leeds City Council Success

Congratulations to Nigel Richardson, (Director of Children’s Services at Leeds City Council in the UK) and his team. His department has just been inspected by the […]
November 25, 2014

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 […]
November 4, 2014

The Toby Lowe Letters

Some time ago I was invited to a lecture delivered by Dr Toby Lowe, a Fellow from the University of Newcastle, with the sensationalist heading “All […]
November 3, 2014

RBA Summit: Reflections

In October I had the enormous privilege of being invited to participate in the RBA Africa Summit in Johannesburg.  It was an exciting and challenging experience, […]
September 23, 2014

Essex County Council OBA Case Study

For the last six months I’ve been working with Essex County Council, a large local authority in the UK, supporting officers and elected members through their […]
March 12, 2014

RBA Africa Summit

  I’m delighted to be joining an esteemed group of OBA/RBA practitioners from around the world as a guest speaker at the RBA Africa Summit taking […]
March 12, 2014

Better Government

I’ve just published a very short article by Mark Funkhouser, Director of the USA based Governing Institute, who talks about the value of OBA/RBA thinking in […]
August 31, 2013

An Accountability Compact

It has been apparent to me for some time that the biggest challenge in developing outcome centred planning and service delivery in organisations is not so […]