March 6, 2012

Strategy vs. Lottery

When I’m asked to comment on service specifications for social care contracts, my experience is that they inevitably focus on quantity (or outputs) rather than impact […]
March 6, 2012

RBA/OBA Facebook Group

Mark Friedman, author of “Trying Hard is Not Good Enough” has recently launched a Facebook Group to bring together practitioners of Results/Outcome Based Accountability (RBA/OBA) to […]
December 10, 2011

UK Outcomes Group

About three years ago, along with other Outcome Based Accountability™ practitioners, I helped establish the UK Outcomes Group. The idea was to bring together practitioners and […]
September 11, 2011

A Glass Half Full

For some time now, I’ve been running a parallel track with colleagues working on asset based approaches to strategic planning and community development (known as “Asset […]
September 5, 2011

New Resources Page Added!

I’m pleased to announce I’ve today launched the “Resources” page on my website which enables registered users of the site to download a range of resources, […]
October 12, 2009

Rewarding Positive Behaviour (by making it fun!)

My good friend Mark Lonsdale alerted me to this article on the social media website “Mashable”. Ostensibly, the article’s about “viral video” or product placement. It […]
September 15, 2009

The Vexed Question of Indicators

As my workload around Outcome Based Accountability™ grows, the importance of selecting indicators (i.e. measures of well-being) which say something of central importance to the desired […]
June 27, 2009

John Chapman

When I started this Blog, I never for a moment expected to be writing two obituaries for colleagues I’d met through Renaisi within three months of […]
May 23, 2009

Responding to the Recession

This is the first time for a while I’ve had the chance to add something to the Blog part of the site and whilst I’ve not […]