Work behaviour characterized by its self-starting nature, its proactive approach, and by being persistent in overcoming difficulties that arise in pursuit of a goal. Leaders demonstrate ownership by identifying and taking opportunities.


Matt Offord


Matt Offord is a former naval officer who now works in leadership and professional development. He has advised on a Masters level leadership development programme for the social enterprise Police Now, designed training and mentoring courses for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia health sector and conducted leadership research for The Institute of Leadership & Management.
Matt’s naval career included the Navy’s prestigious Flag Officer Sea Training organisation and was subsequently selected for a research fellowship at the University of Oxford. He has presented research on subjects as diverse as the value of prestige in social networks, leadership in the information age and sports and team cohesion.
Matt is a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership & Management, holds an MBA in Leadership Studies, and a PhD from Durham University Business School.