David Bancroft-Turner

About the author

David’s background is in International Banking, including living and working in The Middle East and he operated at a Senior Management level for much of his career.

For the last 12 years David has specialised in Leadership Development and is best known for his pioneering work in the area of organisational politics having developed the unique Political Intelligence™ training programme. He runs The Academy for Political Intelligence, working and speaking throughout the world.

He has also devised a new development process for managers that operate in multicultural matrix structures, including a ‘Matrix and Complex Environments’ (MaCE) diagnostic tool. His work in leadership development includes designing and running programmes on influence, change, leadership, assessment and development centres.

As an executive coach he is supportive, challenging and hugely pragmatic.


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


Areas of expertise

  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership development
  • Organisational politics
  • Multicultural matrix structures
  • Change