Beyond Measure

Thursday February 6th, 2020 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Taunton Rugby Club


Groups of people can have more impact and make smarter decisions than individuals working separately. But the promise of collaboration is often hard to realise. What is it about working together that is so hard – and how, collectively can we work to ensure that we get the best from everyone?

The session should spark your thinking on how to build great collaborations, develop them and help them to grow; to consider when you need to collaborate and when you don’t and to reconsider how you assess talent and performance throughout the system.

Drawing on her work in Wilful Blindness, A Bigger Prize and Beyond Measure, Margaret Heffernan looks at how organisations make foreseeable mistakes and at the structures, processes and relationships that helps everyone do better.

Target audience:

This programme is designed to help leaders who work within organisations and / or across a health system approach change in a different way, generating dialogue in which people can engage and become architects of change. The programme will also be of value to those with an OD / leadership development focus to their work.

The aim of the session will be to:

  • Explore new ways of thinking and leading
  • Identify why a change in thinking and new approaches are necessary
  • Recognise what organisations and systems can do differently to succeed and how this differs from how we have worked in the past


 Dr. Margaret Heffernan produced programmes  for  the  BBC for 13 years.  She  then  moved  to  the US  where she spearheaded  multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard & Poors. She was Chief Executive of information Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the “Top 25” by Streaming Media magazine and one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Margaret  was a key note  speaker  at the 2014  King’s Fund Leadership Summit, lecturing on the culture of quality. She now blogs regularly for Inc. and the Huffington Post. Her third book “Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our  Peril” was a finalist for the Financial Times Best Business Book Award 2011 and her TED talks have been seen by over two million people.

In  2014, Margaret published “A Bigger Prize: Why Competition isn’t Everything and How We Do Better” described as “meticulously researched…engagingly written…universally relevant and hard to fault.” She advises CEOs and senior executives of major organisations and teaches at several business schools around the world.

Application process:

To obtain a place you will need to register via the link below. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once registered, your place is confirmed and joining instructions will be sent two weeks before the event.

There is no fee to attend, by registering you will be signing up to a cancellation charge of £150 for non-attendance unless you notify 10 working days in advance of the event date or your attendance is deputised.

Click here to book your place.

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