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Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen is a bestselling author and future trends analyst, helping organisations and leaders in Winning the Battle for Relevance.

Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Having dedicated the last ten years to tracking the dominant trends shaping society, business and culture, he has helped some of the world’s best-known brands navigate change and stay in front of the curve.

Michael has written 4 bestselling books. His first book The ‘New’ Rules of Engagement focuses on strategies for leading and connecting with Generation Y. His newest release Momentum is a revealing look at what happens when a business gets stuck in a rut and inspiration evaporates - and what can be done to turn it around.

As a speaker, Michael is known for his compelling, humorous and practical presentations. He provides audiences with powerful insights into what the future holds and how businesses and leaders can ride the waves of change rather than being engulfed by them. Michael’s sessions are highly tailored to ensure that every audience member leaves equipped with a clear action plan for maintaining relevance, vitality and momentum within their business or team.

In addition to being a regular commentator on TV and radio, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King.

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How to build it, keep it or get it back

Momentum is great feeling. Everyone loves of being on a roll, in a sweet spot and firing on all cylinders.

But what happens when the groove becomes a rut, when inspiration evaporates and when your mojo disappears?

Having helped some of the world's best known brands maintain vitality and relevance, Michael McQueen has seen first-hand how the best organisations and leaders build, maintain and re-gain momentum.

In this practical and revealing presentation, Michael explores:

  • The science and art of momentum - where it comes from and why it makes all the difference
  • The key momentum-breaking pitfalls that smart organisations and leaders avoid
  • Proven and practical strategies for building unstoppable momentum in a team

What if you were becoming obsolete – and didn’t even know?

Shift is happening. Organisations can no longer assume that what worked yesterday will work again today - much less tomorrow. In order to simply survive, it is critical for leaders, businesses and industries to adapt and evolve.

In this fast-paced & compelling keynote presentation, Michael McQueen explores:

  • Why most businesses don’t realize they are becoming obsolete till it’s almost too late
  • The 4 major shifts that are causing businesses and industries to become irrelevant
  • Proven and practical strategies for maintaining vitality, momentum and relevance in the years to come

Audience members will leave this presentation equipped and inspired to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and emerge stronger than ever.
Winning the Battle for Relevance is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.

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The next generation are already here - are you ready?

If you have you ever found yourself confused, frustrated or even offended by the attitudes and expectations of today’s younger generation, you are not alone.

Employers, leaders and educators often describe this group as being technology addicted, impatient, unfocussed and disrespectful.

Having conducted arguably the world’s most extensive research into the defining attitudes and values of Gen Y, Michael McQueen is ideally placed to help audiences de-code this group.

In this entertaining & engaging keynote presentation, Michael explores:

  • The FOUR LIES you have been told about Generation Y
  • The KEY CHALLENGES older generations face in communicating with & leading today’s youth
  • PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for engaging, motivating and equipping the next generation

Audience members leave this presentation with powerful insights into what is shaping Gen Y along with a game plan for engaging them in meaningful ways.

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The future of education is here - are you ready for it?

In an age where education is evolving at an unprecedented rate, it is more important than ever that teachers and schools keep pace with change.

Simply relying on conventional wisdom and established practices is no longer enough.

In this practical, research-rich and entertaining presentation, leading educationalist and 3-time bestselling author Michael McQueen explores:

  • The 5 SHIFTS that have dramatically changed the face of education in recent decades.
  • The 3 KEY TRENDS that will shape education in the years to come – namely the changing NATURE OF STUDENTS, the CLIMATE OF THE CLASSROOM and the EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS.
  • PRACTICAL AND PROVEN STRATEGIES for engaging tomorrow’s students in learning

Audience members will leave this presentation equipped and inspired to navigate the challenges and changes that lie ahead - and stay one step ahead of them.

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Stay ahead of disruption in 2017!

The future success and survival of many businesses and organizations will rest on their ability to anticipate, prepare for and even pre-empt change.

In this cutting edge & compelling keynote presentation, Michael explores:

  • The 5 IMPENDING DISRUPTIONS that most leaders and organizations are ignoring at their peril
  • How to foster the MINDSET and CULTURE required to drive INNOVATION and AGILITY within a team
  • The key HABITS and STRATEGIES that separate the ENDURING from the ENDANGERED

Audience members will leave this presentation with an action plan for navigating the turbulent times ahead and emerging stronger than ever.

Indisruptable is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.

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Why you need more “stoppers’ in your team

March 2nd 2018

You never hear job ads looking for people who can effect real change. Sure, there’s the ads seeking “ambitious go-getters”, or the old chestnut: “think outside the box”.

But that’s not really what they’re looking for.

Top 20 Trends Report

September 26th 2017

This report draws on over a decade of trend forecasting to highlight the top 20 trends that will shape the next decade. Whether these trends become an existential threat or an exciting opportunity for your business will largely depend on your perspective and preparedness.

7 Tips for managing the Millennial

May 18th 2017

With nearly 50% of the world's workforce to be comprised of Millennials in just a few years, they're a demographic your business can't afford to ignore.



When it is working for you, momentum can be your biggest asset and your best friend. However, when you start to lose your mojo and get into a rut, turning things around requires a specific set of skills and understanding.

This simple and powerful book will show you how to build and keep unstoppable momentum in both business and life. You will discover the secrets of lasting growth and vitaliity while learning how smart individuals and organizastions stay on a roll and at the cutting edge.

Re-Invention eVideo Series

Re-Invention eVideo Series

In this six-part eVideo series Michael McQueen outlines the re-invention roadmap - the path to successfully renewing your business in an age of rapid descent into irrelevancy.

Winning the Battle for Relevance

Winning the Battle for Relevance

The last handful of years have seen something of an epidemic of extinction in the business community. Looking at business failures ranging from Borders to SAAB and even Kodak, brands and industries are quickly realising that business-as-usual is no longer enough. Peter Drucker's insight from a number of years ago is truer today than ever before: we must now run faster and faster just to stand still.

The ’New’ Rules of Engagement

The ’New’ Rules of Engagement

A guide to understanding & connecting with Generation Y. This bestseller is invaluable for parents, teachers & employers who are challenged on a daily basis by Generation Y.

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