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What is the Blueprint for Achieving Challenging and Ambitious Goals? Michael Barber

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Michael Barber

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Michael Barber shares the wisdom he has gained from helping large, complex organisations and elite athletes achieve their ambitions.

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?

Drawing on the stories of historic visionaries and modern heroes – from Galileo to Rosa Parks, Gareth Southgate to Justin Trudeau – Barber blends personal anecdote and proven strategy to trace a blueprint that can be applied to any area of personal life. And once this is achieved, it can be applied to changing the world for the better, too.

In conversation with Bristol Ideas director Andrew Kelly.

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Michael Barber’s Accomplishment is published by Allen Lane. Buy a copy from Waterstones, our bookselling partner.

Michael Barber

Sir Michael Barber is 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. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelBarber9

Image Credit: Anja Barber

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