Mike Stevenson / 07/07/2016/ No Comments


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…

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…

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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…

Mike Stevenson / 27/02/2015/ No Comments


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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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 / 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…

Mike Stevenson / 31/07/2014/ No Comments

Making things is in our DNA

“My jeans were splashed with dried plaster and cement but I walked with pride and with my head held high – young men like nothing better than physical work and to see the product of their labour. This was back…

Mike Stevenson / 09/06/2014/ No Comments

My six top tips on how to present with power and influence

1. BE CLEAR ON VISION A compelling vision excites people and is more likely to get them on side. See that vision in your mind’s eye, touch it, taste it and smell it. Describe it simply and evocatively. Words like…

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Mike Stevenson / 29/04/2014/ No Comments

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