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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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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,…

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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