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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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