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5 truths school leavers need to be told

Thu Nov 11 2013 Michael McQueen

With the next crop of school leavers about to flood into the 'real world', here are 5 truths they must be told (and may not have learned at school)

Why I deleted Facebook

Thu Nov 11 2013 Michael McQueen

I recently took the bold step of deleting Facebook... and the experience was incredibly revealing.

Have you forgotten how to remember?

Mon Sep 9 2013 Michael McQueen

Memory is often described as being like a muscle - the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes. In an age where information is just a click away, are we losing the capacity for remembering information and data... and does it even matter? 

In an age where daily life is lived at breakneck speed, are we losing the ability to enjoy downtime to our own detriment? 

In this post, Michael McQueen explores the 5 common sentences that indicate that an organization is in danger of decline. How many of them do you hear on a daily basis?

With bricks and mortar retailers facing enormous digital disruption, Michael McQueen explores 3 strategies for staying relevant to tomrorow's retail consumer.

Book review: Reviving Work Ethic

Sun Apr 4 2013 Michael McQueen

In my role consulting with and speaking to business leaders, the most common complaint I come across relates to what managers describe as a lack of work ethic in young people. While many of the frustrations of older generations centre on the fact that Gen Y often prioritise their personal life over their professional obligations, the point still stands that work ethic in western society has steadily eroded in recent years – to the detriment of organisations and the customers they serve.

The Galileo Effect

Sun Apr 4 2013 Michael McQueen

In the late 16th century, a medical student in the Italian city of Pisa observed a swinging chandelier with interest. Later, after scrutinizing a collection of chandeliers of all shapes and sizes arcing from left to right the student, one Galileo Galilei, concluded that whatever their form or size, chandeliers take roughly the same time to complete one arc.

Galileo's subsequent experiments led to theories that rocked the prevalent school of thought in Europe at the time – namely that the universe revolved around the Earth.