All articles by Michael McQueen

Ch 7's Morning Show - The 7 jobs your kids will have that dont even exist yet

January 19th 2021

In this interview on Ch 7's Morning Show, 6-time bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen explores some of the professions of tomorrow that you've never heard of.

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

January 19th 2021

In this short video, 6-time bestselling author, trend forecaster and business strategist Michael McQueen brings clarity to the discussions around Artificial Intelligence and explores how it will shape the future.

5 Trends that will Shape the Future Workplace

January 19th 2021

In this short video, futurist and bestselling author Michael McQueen explores the 5 key trends that will shape the workplace of the future

Kickstarting Growth Post-Crisis

October 26th 2020

If there is one word we’ve heard with great frequency in recent months, it would be ‘unprecedented’. While so much of what we’ve all experienced in 2020 is the definition of extraordinary, it’s important to remember that many businesses have faced existential threats and crises over the years - only to emerge stronger resulting from the experience.

From IBM to Converse, Lego and event Apple, there is much we can learn from businesses that have emerged from acutely difficult times and bounced back strongly.

Maintaining momentum in tough times

March 16th 2020

Crises are rarely convenient and they’re never fun. As the world confronts the single biggest disruption in living memory, how we and our organizations navigate the coming months will be critical. 

What To Expect From The Schools Of Tomorrow

September 10th 2019

Recent years have seen the discussion of the relevance of the current education system come to dominate public dialogue. Doubts and fears have risen surrounding the prospects of the current form of education in Western countries, the preparation of students for a rapidly changing technological world, and inequalities within the system.

The need for change is clear, but there is an underlying concern that it seems unachievable and unrealistic to adopt the progressive practices that often seem limited to the north of Europe.

3 ways to build mastery and self efficacy in students

October 10th 2019

In this short video clip, bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen examines some of the latest research in how to build resilience, mastery and a Growth Mindset in young people. Giving constant praise and affirmation has been proven to not work in building true self-esteem - so what does?

3 keys to bringing the learning experience to life

October 10th 2019

In this short video clip, bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen identifies 3 steps educators can take to create classroom experiences that are meaningful and memorable. Michael examines some of the latest research in the learning styles of today's students and explores how schools and teachers can more effectively engage them in learning

What actually is a growth mindset and why does it matter?

October 10th 2019

In this short video clip, bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen explores the research basis for a Fixed vs a Growth Mindset and highlights the hallmarks of each. More importantly, he explains why a Growth Mindset will matter more than ever in the years ahead.

3 ways teachers can shift from 'content delivery' to 'capability building'

October 10th 2019

In this short video clip, bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen examines the most important paradigm shift educators will need to make if they are to be future-fit. In considering the capabilities that students will need in the years ahead, how must schools, teachers and classrooms need to adapt to stay relevant?

Why the future will belong to 'right brain' creatives

October 10th 2019

In this short video clip, bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen challenges the assumption that left-brain STEM subjects are the key to future-proofing young people. Looking at the latest research, Michael explores why skills in creativity and originality will be of far greater important in an age dominated by Artificial Intelligence and robotics.

3 ways to guard students against gullibility

October 10th 2019

In this short video clip, bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen highlights the growing prevalence of 'fake news' and 'alternate facts' and examines why skills in deep learning and discernment will be increasingly important in the years ahead.

Building a Culture of Boldness and Risk-Taking

September 24th 2019

Many organizations talk about the importance of taking risks, being bold and being adventurous. They realize that they need to experience failure and be innovative in order to stay at the cutting edge in the face of disruption. The verbiage of this is common in the business landscape. We know we need to fail fast and fail frequently. The reality is that very few organizations are actually following through and seeing this become a part of the everyday experience or culture within an organization. 

Why trusted brands are more lucrative, loved and longer lasting

March 5th 2019
Whether in interpersonal relationships or our interaction with brands and institutions, trust is the foundation of loyalty, engagement and affinity. And this foundation has taken some big hits in recent years.
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