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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,…

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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…

Niall Blair / 23/05/2015/ No Comments

I wanna tell you a story

My Great Uncle Alex used to sit in his rocking chair in the porch of the house. He would tell stories of his time when he was a rancher in Chile, painting a picture that made me decide I wanted…

Mike Stevenson / 06/05/2015/ No Comments

“Not yet” beats “never”

Today is where today should stay When I speak to people who believe their destiny is carved in stone I tell them countless stories of individuals whose lives spiral out of control, yet find ways out of the abyss and…

Mike Stevenson / 27/02/2015/ No Comments

GO FROM GREAT TO EXTRAORDINARY

Let me be part of the big stuff I have made so many mistakes in leadership that I have lost count. In the main, I have recognised them, owned up to them and learned from most of them. Mistakes are…

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AGE-TASTIC

Bugger Retirement – my work has just begun I don’t creak, moan or groan, I still plan to wed and have no wish to retire. I feel more enthusiastic and energised about the future than I did at 21. Anti-intuitive?…

Mike Stevenson / 16/01/2015/ No Comments

Rediscover The Pleasure Of Business Simplicity

“The wise understand the complexity, but only the wisest find the simplicity” – a Buddhist saying that always resonates with me. How about this? ‘A PC on every desk and in every home.’ Microsoft’s founding vision. Audacious? Yes, but who’s…

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