Leadership Tools


A Compact is a clearly stated agreed set of expectations between staff that aligns with an organisation’s vision and aims.  It is the agreement or psychological contract of “How we do things round here”.  It can be used to challenge poor behaviour where culture is unhelpful to success, to improve team working even if the team works reasonably well, and as an alternative to large scale re-organisation/ restructure.


Co-Production Toolkit

Our ambition in North Cumbria is to create a population health and wellbeing system by having our community as part of the local leadership and delivery team. Helping us to achieve this is the Co-Production Toolkit, which identifies a number of principles for working together for us all to follow and use. There are also four key areas of skills which the toolkit explains - these are: improving self-awareness; holding a good conversation; managing change; and working in groups.

My network/ circle of influence

My Network is a simple visual tool to help to understand your network of connections at work and outside work if appropriate who can help to support your improvement project.  It can also be used to identify who may be blockers of your improvement project.  It can be used in conjunction to the circle of influence to enable you to reflect on alterations to your influencing style you may need to adopt or people who currently you have little influence with who you may need to focus on for success.



OGIM (Objectives, Goals, Initiatives, Metrics) can be used at all levels of an organisation to give structure to developing an annual plan that is linked and aligned to the organisational vision and strategies.  It is visual and simple to understand.


Stakeholder analysis

Stakeholder analysis is one of the first steps you should take in any change project.  It enables you to identify everyone with a concern or interest who needs to be involved.  



Timelines are a useful tool for visualising the sequence of significant events over time, telling a story, explaining a process or identifying personal change over time.  


Understanding teams: a diagnostic toolkit

This team diagnostic tool has been developed to assist with and standardise our approach to identifying areas for improvement within teams. It is evidence based and built on the principles that good leadership, motivated and supported staff with clear direction and the right resources, who apply effective practice and processes, can produce great outcomes. The tool has been adapted from the EFQM excellence model and the Aston OD team model.


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