Sir Michael Barber in conversation with Professor Lisa Roberts

Sir Michael Barber in conversation with Professor Lisa Roberts

Date24 May 2021
Time18:30 to 20:00
PlaceOnline via Teams Live

Join Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter in conversation with author Sir Michael Barber about his latest book: Accomplishment: How to Achieve Ambitious and Challenging Things - which identifies the pattern of accomplishment across many fields including sport, business and science as well as government.

About this Event


This month sees the publication of Sir Michael Barber's latest book - Accomplishment: How to Achieve Ambitious and Challenging Things - which identifies the pattern of accomplishment across many fields including sport, business and science as well as government. His previous book How to Run a Government so that Citizens Benefit and Taxpayers Don’t go Crazy, has been influential among politicians and officials worldwide.

 

Agenda

18.30: Welcome & introduction

18.35: “In conversation” commences

19.20: Q&A chaired by Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter

20.00: Close

 

Registration

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Should you have any questions, please contact the Event Team at the following email address: research-events@exeter.ac.uk

 

About the book

There is no secret formula for success. But what if there were a pattern you could follow? A way of mapping the route and navigating the obstacles that arise?

Michael Barber has spent many years advising governments, businesses and major sporting teams around the world on how to achieve ambitious goals on time. In this book he applies the wisdom he has gained from dealing with large, complex organizations and elite athletes to help anyone tackle their most challenging goals.

Drawing on the stories of historic visionaries and modern heroes – from Galileo to Rosa Parks, Gareth Southgate to Justin Trudeau – Accomplishment blends personal anecdote and proven strategy to trace a blueprint that can be applied to any area of life.

At the book’s core is the need to remember the ethical basis for what you have set out to do. Doing the right thing for the right reason is the reward that will see you through the criticism and setbacks. So whatever it is that you aspire to do – run a marathon, transform a school or run a public service for millions – this book will inspire you to get going and to bridge the gap between vision and reality.

“An excellent analysis which reveals that high accomplishment has a signature pattern that reoccurs from sport to politics to business to government. Few people are better placed to describe this pattern than Michael Barber, who has stellar achievements in all of these fields.” Matthew Syed.

 

Sir Michael Barber

Sir Michael Barber is a world-leading authority on the effectiveness of government. He is the Founder and Chairman of Delivery Associates.

A global expert on the implementation of ambitious change in large, complicated systems he has advised governments on every continent and worked with major private sector organisations, schools and universities in Britain and the US. In addition, Barber has advised Team Sky, the elite cycling team and, since 2016, he has been a member of the Football Association's Technical Advisory Board, which helps the FA prepare England's teams, both men and women, for major tournaments.


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