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Heffernan, Margaret 1955-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 138 publications in 9 languages and 4,796 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Interviews  Internet videos  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Producer
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Most widely held works by Margaret Heffernan
Willful blindness : why we ignore the obvious at our peril by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of the human tendency towards selective ignorance, discussing why people practice denial and assessing the impact of the phenomenon on private and working lives as well as within governments and organizations
How she does it : how women entrepreneurs are changing the rules of business success by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citing a rising number of successful women-owned businesses, a five-time CEO identifies the qualities of top-performing businesswomen to reveal how the demands of the new economy are compatible with the professional talents of women
A bigger prize : how we can do better than the competition by Margaret Heffernan( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Competition has run amok. Social Darwinism, survival of the fittest, is crudely understood as justifying a winner-takes-all culture. If you want get into the best school, land the right job, buy the cool dress, find the perfect partner, be made for life, you have tread underfoot any and all your rivals. Competition has become a simplistic zero-sum game, played without any enjoyment at all. In this book, Margaret Heffernan dispels this myth. Leading readers on a wide-ranging tour of competition across leading global organizations and industries, she exposes how desperately business, finance and education needs a curriculum that nurtures, develops and enlarges our collaborative talents. There's no denying that human beings are competitive, but we are not only competitive. Heffernan reveals how more often than not individual pursuit of self-interest proves to be collectively defeating and incurs high costs: When schools celebrate the top of the class, they demotivate the rest. When the rich win tax cuts, inequality grows. As sports become fiercer and richer, careers shorten and injuries abound. When executives are encouraged to compete for bonuses and promotions, it costs them friendships and creativity. When food producers aim to dominate their markets with low prices, it costs us all in environmental and social degradation. And when the pressure to win exacerbates cheating and corruption, it costs us the legitimacy of our institutions and our moral credibility. So how do we rein in competition, retaining its power to spur us on but denying it the destructive dimension that it acquires when it is made a uniquely canonical virtue? In business, education, sports, and innovation, drawing from the long-time success stories of companies such as Ocean Spray, Gore, and Boston Scientific among others, Heffernan uncovers how social structures that reinforce interdependency produce excellent results and consistent leaders in their fields. These institutions create a truly collaborative ethos, which reinforces the sense of mission and purpose, and leads to self-motivated, driven individuals who none the less feel no need to claim their successes at the expense of their colleagues. Leaders of these companies have learned that collaboratively-arrived-at-solutions are far more durable and often simply better than those imposed by external authorities or managing agents. Most importantly, these organizations become robust, and able to survive the vicissitudes of politi
The naked truth : a working woman's manifesto on business and what really matters by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Margaret Heffernan, former CEO and Fast Company contributor, fuses her own experience with that of hundreds of women to identify the biggest challenges that women face today - and the best solutions. From VPs of Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs to women just starting their careers, she traces the patterns and themes underlying power, choices, love, sex, money, and many other vital topics for working women. Without sugar-coating the facts, preaching, or oversimplifying, she offers solutions and shares the truth about the working world: women's choices are limited, you can't have it all, women do work differently from men - yes, it is possible to find success amidst all of this and feel good about it."--Jacket
Beyond measure : the big impact of small changes by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Dutch and English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By implementing sweeping changes, businesses often think it's possible to do better, to earn more, and have happier employees. So why does engagement prove so difficult and productivity so elusive? In Beyond Measure, Margaret Heffernan looks back over her decades spent overseeing different organizations and comes to a counterintuitive conclusion: it's the small shifts that have the greatest impact. Heffernan argues that building the strongest organization can be accelerated by implementing seemingly small changes, such as embracing conflict as a creative catalyst; using every mind on the team; celebrating mistakes; speaking up and listening more; and encouraging time off from work. Packed with anecdotes and statistics, Beyond Measure takes us on a tour across the globe, highlighting disparate businesses and revealing how they've managed to change themselves in big ways through incremental shifts. How did the CIA revolutionize their intelligence gathering with one simple question? How did one organization increase their revenue by $15 million by instituting a short coffee break? How can a day-long hackathon change the culture of a company? Heffernan proves that it's often the small changes that make the greatest, most lasting impact
TEDTalks : Margaret Heffernan - Dare to Disagree( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as management thinker Margaret Heffernan shows us in this TEDTalk, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren't echo chambers - and how great research teams, relationships, and businesses allow people to deeply disagree
A bigger prize : why competition isn't everything and how we do better by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympics. X-Factor. The Rich List. The Nobel Prize. Everywhere you look: competition - for fame, money, attention, status. Being top seems to be everything - but what is it costing all of us? We depend on competition and expect it to identify the best, make complicated decisions easy and to motivate the lazy and inspire the dreamers. But, as Margaret Heffernan shows in this eye-opening look at competition, competition regularly produces just what we don't want: rising levels of fraud, cheating, stress, inequality and political stalemate. Siblings won't speak to each other. Children burn out at school. Doping proliferates among athletes. Auditors and fund managers go to jail for insider trading. Winners seem to take all while the desire to win consumes all, inciting panic and despair. We now know that competition often doesn't work, that the best do not always rise to the top and the so-called efficiency of competition creates a great deal of waste. So what are our alternatives? What are the skills needed for creative collaboration and how do we hone them? Talking to scientists, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs and executives, in the follow-up to her bestselling Wilful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan has discovered that, around the world, individuals and organizations are finding creative, cooperative ways to work that don't pit people against each other but support them in their desire to work together
Women on top : how women entrepreneurs are rewriting the rules of business success by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with hundreds of women entrepreneurs, the author examines the differences between female and male entrepreneurs
The naked truth : a working woman's manifesto on business and what really matters by Margaret Heffernan( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative book, Margaret Heffernan, former CEO and Fast Company contributor, fuses her own experience with that of hundreds of women to identify the biggest challenges that women face today and the best solutions
Beyond measure : the big impact of small changes by Margaret Heffernan( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful manifesto for CEOs and employees alike: Influential and award-winning business leader Margaret Heffernan reveals how organizations can build ideal workplace cultures and create seismic shifts by making deceptively small changes. By implementing sweeping changes, businesses often think it's possible to do better, to earn more, and have happier employees. So why does engagement prove so difficult and productivity so elusive? In Beyond Measure, Margaret Heffernan looks back over her decades spent overseeing different organizations and comes to a counterintuitive conclusion: it's the small shifts that have the greatest impact. Heffernan argues that building the strongest organization can be accelerated by implementing seemingly small changes, such as embracing conflict as a creative catalyst; using every mind on the team; celebrating mistakes; speaking up and listening more; and encouraging time off from work. Packed with incredible anecdotes and startling statistics, Beyond Measure takes us on a fascinating tour across the globe, highlighting disparate businesses and revealing how they've managed to change themselves in big ways through incremental shifts. How did the CIA revolutionize their intelligence gathering with one simple question? How did one organization increase their revenue by $15 million by instituting a short coffee break? How can a day-long hackathon change the culture of a company? Told with wry wit and knowing humour, Heffernan proves that it's often the small changes that make the greatest, most lasting impact
Les micro changements qui révolutionnent l'entreprise by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4è de couv. indique : "Quels sont les secrets des entreprises qui savent rebondir? Leurs business plans pluriannuels savants, leurs choix stratégiques audacieux? Ou plutôt les tout petits changements d'organisation, si peu spectaculaires au premier regard, qui donnent à leurs équipes un dynamisme hors pair?"
Más allá de lo medible : el gran impacto de las pequeñas cosas by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Heffernan looks back over her decades spent overseeing different organizations and concludes that it s the small shifts that have the greatest impact. Embracing conflict as a creative catalyst, celebrating mistakes, speaking up, and listening more are among the most transformative changes"--Amazon.com
Wie wir unsere Arbeitskultur verändern können TED Books (gebundene Ausgabe) by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bigger prize : why no one wins unless everyone wins by Margaret Heffernan( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thay đổi nhỏ, phần thưởng lớn by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Vietnamese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in business : the changing face of leadership by Patricia Hogue Werhane( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This celebration of stellar female executives highlights their achievements, the values and visions that guide them, and the contributions they have made to both their companies and industries
TED jing zheng xin li xue = A bigger prize by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Chinese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi ren lei xue yu she hui xue wei yi ju pou xi shi chang jing zheng, Cong ren lei tian xing, Shang ye gui ze, She hui xin li deng fang mian chan shi jing zheng ru he ying xiang du zhe de si wei he xing wei, Fen xi jing zheng bei hou de bo yi xin li;Cong shang ye jiao du, Jiang shu qi ye ying ru he zai jing zheng zhong gui bi shan zhai, Chuang xin qu tong, Zhu di jing zheng deng feng xian, Shen ru tan tao bo yi lun de he xin ben zhi, Zhong xin ding yi ren yu shang ye
La nuda verità : il manifesto per le donne che lavorano sulle cose che contano veramente by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mite minu furi o suru shakai by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da nan shi dai by Margaret Heffernan( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How she does it : how women entrepreneurs are changing the rules of business success
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How she does it : how women entrepreneurs are changing the rules of business successThe naked truth : a working woman's manifesto on business and what really mattersWomen on top : how women entrepreneurs are rewriting the rules of business successThe naked truth : a working woman's manifesto on business and what really mattersWomen in business : the changing face of leadership
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Margaret Heffernan American businesswoman

Margaret Heffernan Amerikaans schrijfster

Маргарет Хеффернан

Маргарет Ҳефернан

הפרנן, מרגרט, 1955-

مارگارت هِفرنان

헤퍼넌, 마거릿

ヘファーナン, マーガレット

マーガレット・ヘファーナン

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