Lord Gus O’Donnell became a major fan of FED during the years we coached him when he was Head of the Civil Service. We were delighted when he talked about FED in his evidence to a House of Commons enquiry into the future of the Civil Service:
“There is a very clear leadership mantra I started within the Civil Service. If you want to take people with you, you just need to do something very simple. That is, spell out the future that we are trying to achieve. Once you have laid out what you are trying to get to, then engage the staff on how you are going to achieve that. Then deliver it.
It is Future – Engage – Deliver.”