Sir Michael Barber has worked for over twenty years in education and government reform and improvement. He served as advisor to the UK Prime Minister from 2001-5 and is a global expert on education reform and the implementation of large-scale system change. His previous books include Instruction to Deliver.
Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Why is this? And what can we do about it? In this groundbreaking book Michael Barber draws on his wealth of international experience advising political leaders, to show how those in power can make good on their promises.
'Refreshingly ruthless ... has an uplifting brio to it' Economist
'Michael Barber is a source of inspiration and wisdom' Andrew Adonis, New Statesman
'Excellent ... there is a lot of common sense and practical wisdom ... a breath of fresh air' David Willetts,Standpoint
'Barber is the global overlord of public policy ... a record around the world of actually achieving change' Philip Collins, Prospect
How to Run A Government
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 also 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.