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Supporting Leicestershire Police Delivering their Digital Transformation Blueprint

As part of the creation and prioritisation of a list of ambitious outcomes from the Leicestershire Police Chief Officer Team and the Police and Crime Commissioner, using ODN’s Assured Outcome Delivery approach, one of the Show-Me Events requested was to create “An inspiring visualisation of the outcomes desired by the PCC and Chief Officers from […]

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Mark Samuel joins ODN

ODN are delighted to welcome a new member who will provide new insights to our team and our clients.   Mark Samuel is the CEO and Founder of IMPAQ and has been a leader of the Accountability Movement since 1986.  He has published a best seller, The Power of Personal Accountability, the award winning, Making Yourself […]

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ODN support Police Digital Summit

A video created by ODN and Tigershark – click read more – was launched at the recent Police Digital Summit, illustrating PDS Board Members digital ambitions, with hundreds of views at the successful virtual event. Click ‘read more.’  Titled “Enabling our Digital Future” the video is a creation of PDS Chairman, Stephen Mold’s, Show-Me Event […]

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Board Effectiveness – The Role of the Board

By Brigid Whoriskey Never before has corporate governance been more important or under such close scrutiny.  Businesses are operating in a dynamic, changing world and facing increasing levels of regulation. Recent years have also seen numerous well publicised corporate scandals involving fraud, corruption, questionable business practices and unacceptable behaviour. This changing and challenging environment makes it […]

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SAFE CHANGE IS NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

I suggest that if you find you have been thrust into the lead in your organisation it is because people expect that you have an idea of where to go next, yes?  And how to make desired change happen? They are all looking at you.  So how are you going to do it?  Are you […]

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Principle: Loyal Subordination

by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb   “All your subordinate’s objectives must clearly support your objectives” We typically have many and varied sources of support for reaching our value objectives. Direct subordinates, contractors, consultants, etc. Let us call any instance that helps you to achieve your objectives, your ‘support team.’ You will agree that clarity of responsibility, about how […]

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Proper planning prevents piss poor performance – WRONG!

It is NOT proper planning but proper preparation that prevents “piss poor performance”! Lots of aphorisms masquerade as truisms when they are not. How can it be that “proper planning prevents piss poor performance” when “no plan survives first contact with enemy?” Intuition and experience readily tell you that the first popular assertion is wrong and that the […]

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Project Tea

In the course of my life I have watched thousands of people make a cup of tea, including observing and refining my own efforts.  Routine and insignificant as it is, the process still has this in common with a project; it has a beginning, middle and end and an outcome.  Are there some useful lessons […]

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3 Leadership Skills all Project Managers need

Most managers are asked to lead projects at some stage of their career and for some managers leading and participating in projects is their ‘day job’. The list of skills needed to succeed is long and can be daunting so in this short article I am focusing on what I believe are the three less […]

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Decisions, decisions decisions

– 6 decision-making processes that will help a team make fast quality decisions. I sometimes use a simple exercise as an icebreaker with any new group or team I work with. It is a simple maths challenge, adding up 8 numbers that appear in a vertical column on the screen in a slow reveal. The […]

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