'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…

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

Mike’s Audio Boo for Kingdom FM

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Mike Stevenson / 27/04/2014/ No Comments

Time to shift gear into a Reward Culture

In today’s Sunday Times (Using speeding drivers as a cash cow is symptomatic of a punitive society) Mike argues for a move towards fun and incentive as a means to encourage positive behaviour change. As a deterrent speeding fines don’t…

think new year
Mike Stevenson / 31/12/2013/ No Comments

Scotland will shine in 2014

With the world’s eyes on Scotland in 2014 every organisation large and small, public and private has chance to sparkle. We must make the most of this opportunity. The Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup, the Scottish Homecoming 2014 and of…

Fresh start
Mike Stevenson / 16/12/2013/ No Comments

A Thinktastic (site) for more eyes

  Welcome to our brand new website and like a gift given in the festive spirit we hope it gives you inspiration and pleasure for years to come.  We will keep it fresh with game changing ideas from around the…