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Dave Bancroft-Turner - The Academy for political intelligence. Peterborough, Cambs, GB

Dave Bancroft-Turner Dave Bancroft-Turner

The Academy for political intelligence

Peterborough, Cambs, UNITED KINGDOM

The missing Leadership competency - political intelligence





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David Bancroft-Turner, BA (Hons), MIPD, Dip TM

David's background is in International Banking. He worked for National Westminster Bank for 14 years including four years in the Middle East. He was Head of Management Development for a number of large multi national companies and has been an Executive Coach, Trainer and Speaker for the last 15 years.

David specialises in Leadership Development and is best known for his pioneering work in the area of organisational politics having developed and trademarked the unique ‘political intelligence’ process as well as the innovative approach to helping people to work more effectively in Matrix structures.

David’s book on organisational politics ‘The workplace politics pocketbook’ was published in June 2008.

Industry Expertise (3)

Investment Banking

Management Consulting


Areas of Expertise (5)

Organisational Politics - How to Positively Manage the Shadow Side

Matrix Management - How to Manage in the New Complex Environment

Political Savvy - How to Make the Negative A Positive for You and Your Colleagues

Personality Selling

Strategic Influencing - How to Manage Your Political Environment

Accomplishments (5)

Workplace politics (professional)

Published author with book on organisational politics published in 2008

Executive Coaching Profile (professional)

Design of the Executive political intelligence Coaching (EpiC) instrument for use when coaching managers to improve thier political savvy skills

Matrix Management (professional)

Design and delivery of the world's first on line Matrix Management diagnostic tool

Organisational politics (professional)

Design of the world's first political savvy diagnostic tool and individual development tracks

Better by Miles (professional)

Design and delivery of Europe's largest in house development programme for 2500 managers - 'Better By Miles'

Education (1)

Coventry University: Honours, Economics 1979

Diploma in Training Management - Distinction

Affiliations (1)

  • CIPD

Event Appearances (1)


MPeetings Professional International  Vancouver


Sample Talks (1)

Strategic Influencing – political intelligence™ - How to use politics for the benefit of everybody

In today’s complex work environment, studies have called political intelligence™ ‘the missing leadership competency’ because the ‘traditional’ skills of leadership are no longer sufficient to guarantee personal and organisational success. To beinfluential, you need to be able to effectively manage the political environment of both your own and your client organisation. Research indicates that the ‘negative’ aspects of organisational politics adversely affect morale, productivity and profitability; a recent survey from a leading international business school indicates that it is the number one cause of stress in the workplace. Today’s leaders need not only a keen awareness of their political landscape, but more importantly, the skills to maneuver effectively around political minefields using a set of behaviours critical to getting things done in a positive way for all concerned.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC


5000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee