Less perfect more happy: How to be a better Leader


Admission fee:£5 (incl drink & nibbles)


March 12, 2020




Work.Life Hammersmith
174 Hammersmith Road
W6 7JP




“The almost perfect book about the impossibility of perfectionism”RICHARD CURTIS CBE

Is perfectionism holding you back from leading a happier team and happier life?
Ever wish you could stop trying to prove yourself to everyone and just be yourself? To stop procrastinating and start delegating? To stop feeling like an imposter and getting lost in managing details? To stop judging everyone by your own high standards and start complementing them?

You are not alone.

Upstream is excited to present best-selling author, global campaigner and record breaking cyclist, Chris Ward, a self-confessed perfectionist, who is on a mission to help people escape the perfectionism trap and lead a happier workforce and happier life, in his new book of the same title.

In this session, Chris will discuss themes from his book which aims to release us from destructive habits and find fulfilment; he will draw on the stories from the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Steve Jobs and Victoria Pendleton, who have struggled in their pursuit of perfection and look too at the guidance from mental health experts.

Chris and ‘Less Perfect More Happy’ have been featured on Radio 5Live, in the Evening Standard and Marie Claire


  • ‘Less perfect more happy’ will be available for sale at £10 (cash-only) on the evening.
  • Ticket includes drinks and nibbles.
  • Doors open at 6pm for registration, talk starts at 630pm and there will be drinks and networking after too.


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