David is a very experienced leadership and OD consultant who has worked at senior management level in large commercial, public sector and not for profit organizations. he has designed and implemented major leadership development programmes in the NHS and has worked with Local Authorities to strengthen alignment and engagement. He has an MSc in Occupational Psychology, Chartered Scientist and Associate Fellow of the BPS.
Key experience areas
- Design of talent management / leadership development programmes, inc. ILM accredited programme with tailored Development Centres & 360
- Leadership Profiling using 360 feedback analysis to validate competencies
- Audit of HR capability for a UK bank using Ulrich’s ‘internal consultant’ model and backed by a wide-ranging multi-level evaluation process
- In-depth 360 degree feedback and coaching with senior managers to enhance management of role relationships and improve alignment
- Cross-cultural leadership development, inc. recent work in Ghana
- Advanced performance management, drawing on new research relating to Authentic Leadership, use of KPIs (and the ‘drivers’ of discretionary effort)
- Design & implementation of employee engagement surveys, leadership audits, and measures to assess psychological well-being at work
David’s qualifications include:
- MSc, Organizational Psychology, University of Manchester UMIST (1985)
- BA.(Hons) Education & Psychology Open University (1982)
- Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, AFBPsS
David’s publications include
- Published MSc Research: Robertson, I, Gratton, L, Sharpley, D (1987).
- The Psychometric properties and design of managerial assessment centres: Dimensions into exercises won’t go. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 60(3), pp187-195
- Full BPS Level A and B Accreditation, including 16PF, OPQ and MBTI
- Contributor to “Psychometrics in Coaching” Kogan Page 2008
(Chapter 13, ‘Coaching for Strengths’)
- Numerous articles and conference papers, inc. ‘Employee Engagement’ – presented at the BPS Occ Psychology Conference (2006)
David’s interests span cycling, photography and research on employee engagement and psychological well-being at work.