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Educational Leadership: What Else is Possible?

Educational Leadership: What Else is Possible?

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May 09th 2013:Dare to Disagree

How do organizations think? In her book, Willful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan examines why businesses and the people who run them often ignore the obvious -- with consequences as dire as the global financial crisis and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. In our conversation, Margaret will share with us how good disagreement is central to progress. She will describe (sometimes counter intuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers -- and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

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Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan produced programs for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the United States where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company, and Standard&Poors. As Chief Executive of a media corporation, she was named one of the “Top 25” by Streaming Media magazine and one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter. The author of five books, Heffernan’s third book, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. In 2015, she was awarded the Transmission Prize for A Bigger Prize: Why Competition Isn’t Everything and How We Do Better. He
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