How to achieve ambitious and challenging things

RSA Event / Online


Online via YouTube

  • Behaviour change
  • Leadership

There is no secret formula for success, but what if there was a pattern you could follow to help you accomplish your goals? 

Certain features of accomplishment are universal: it might not be an exact science, but if you look at the successes of others there are definite patterns. Sir Michael Barber has spent many years advising governments, businesses and major sporting teams around the world on how to achieve ambitious goals. In this conversation he’ll share the wisdom he has gained from this experience to demonstrate how we can all tackle our most challenging goals.  

Whatever it is that you aspire to do - run a marathon, govern successfully, transform a school or provide a business of public service to millions – it may not be easy, but it is achievable following certain steps.  

Drawing on the real-life stories of historic visionaries and modern changemakers, Barber maps out the processes and mindsets we need to accomplish our goals and navigate the obstacles along the way. And once we know how to accomplish great things, we can be inspired to change the world for the better, knowing that we can succeed. 

The RSA has been at the forefront of societal change for over 250 years. Our proven Living Change Approach, and global network of 30,000 problem-solvers enable us to unite people and ideas to understand the challenges of our time and realise lasting change.

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