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Mike Stevenson / 07/07/2016/ No Comments

HOW TO BE A THINKTASTICALLY BRILLIANT SPEAKER (Part One)

The first in a series of edited tips from one of our most celebrated and influential speakers. Let’s be honest here. When we present to an audience we usually do it to influence them. Whether that audience is large or…

Mike Stevenson / 18/02/2016/ No Comments

How to make partnerships sparkle

  Partnerships are as old as humanity. At their best they produce a value far greater than the sum of parts. 1 + 1 = 3. How many great families are born out of great partnerships? But, in the world…

It's 2016
Mike Stevenson / 05/01/2016/ No Comments

It’s 2016 – Shake Yourself And Get Excited

As we wipe the tiredness from our eyes how easy it becomes to avoid that New Year opportunity to really think afresh about how we approach our life and work. Emails draw us back to discussions we had last year,…

The Keys Are Within Our Sight
Mike Stevenson / 28/10/2015/ No Comments

The Keys Are Within Our Sight

Nicholas McCarthy talked of two ambitions when he was very young – to be a chef or a concert pianist. He chose the latter and now with a highly acclaimed album riding up the classical charts he has proven that…

Alex Ferguson
Mike Stevenson / 13/10/2015/ No Comments

The ‘Alex Ferguson’ Equivalent Who Changed My Life 47 Years Ago

Alex Ferguson described his function as a leader at Manchester United as to make people believe ‘the impossible was possible’. He certainly achieved that in his career. But, it is in that first vital step that I believe he has…

GenY
Mike Stevenson / 28/09/2015/ No Comments

The ‘Ys’ Have It

One student at an event at Stirling University I spoke at last week mentioned that his generation has been described as the lazy generation. I quickly rejected this description as both ‘lazy’ and wildly inaccurate. I have had the privilege…

'Migrant' blog
Mike Stevenson / 04/08/2015/ No Comments

‘Migrants’ Bleed Like You – So Think Before You Speak

Mixed race and proud I have always regarded my Scottish, Irish and Lebanese blood as an intoxicating and exotic mix. It manifests itself in my physical appearance but has also broadened my view of the world. During the 1950s I…

2030 Vision
Mike Stevenson / 30/07/2015/ No Comments

2030 VISION MAKES CREATIVITY AND COMMUNICATION MUST HAVES

Enter a different world It is predicted that in just 15 years we will see 80% of doctor visits replaced by automated exams, over 90% of all restaurants using some form of a 3D food printer in their meal preparations,…

inspire
Mike Stevenson / 27/07/2015/ No Comments

Let’s Turn Intent Into Action

If policy and good intent were enough our streets will soon be paved with gold, but there are real impediments to progress that we have to sweep aside now. While I find great richness of talent and ideas in schools,…

rowers
Niall Blair / 19/07/2015/ No Comments

Resilience: Putting the toys back into the pram

I recently facilitated a session where a team were set a task which made them confront their own personal prejudices and beliefs, some of which they may not even have been aware of….. However, what the task also did, was…

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