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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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

VISION FOR WEBSITE
Mike Stevenson / 22/10/2014/ No Comments

Step up to the Challenge

Mike Stevenson / 22/08/2014/ No Comments

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers

When I worked as community worker in Edinburgh that statement from Voltaire really hit home for me. I learned that those who experience at first hand really do know best – even though their expression may be unsophisticated and sometimes…

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