Michael McQueen is an Australian-born speaker, social researcher and bestselling author. Michael comes from a background in marketing and research and in 2004 Michael founded a consultancy specializing in demographic shifts and social trends called The Nexgen Group.
Michael’s first book The ‘New’ Rules of Engagement was the culmination of a 3 year study of the key drivers of youth culture from around the world. With an emphasis on the values and attitudes of Generation Y, this book release was designed to help business leaders, educators and parents better engage younger generations.
In 2009 and 2010, Michael went on to release a range of gift books called Memento and Wisdom which were designed to bridge the generation gap in families by helping parents pass on their stories and life lessons to the next generation. Building on the international success of this giftbook range, Michael recently created an online memoir-writing app for parents called Histography.com.
Michael’s latest book Winning the Battle for Relevance is a landmark title that explores why even the greatest businesses and institutions become obsolete and how businesses can avoid the same fate. The book draws on research from looking at over 500 of the world’s most iconic brands. Michael outlines a game plan for organizations and businesses who are committed to staying ahead of the curve by re-inventing themselves before they are forced to do so.
Having spoken to over 200,000 people across 5 continents, Michael is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations. He has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business including Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King.
What if you were becoming obsolete and didn’t even know?
We are living in an age of unprecedented disruption. Once-lucrative revenue models are under siege. Market structures and distribution channels that have been stable for decades are crumbling before our eyes.
The demise of brands such as Kodak, Borders and Blockbuster leaves us with little doubt – shift is happening and no organization or business is immune.
In this fast-paced & compelling keynote presentation, audiences discover:
Why most organizations and businesses don’t realize they are becoming obsolete until it’s almost to late,
The 4 major shifts that are causing brands and industries to become irrelevant.
Proven and practical strategies for staying ahead of the curve and competition.
Audience members will leave this presentation with a game plan for successfully navigating change and emerging stronger and more relevant than ever.
Winning the Battle for Relevance is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.
If you’re not willing to cannibalize your own business, someone will do it for you.
This echoed warning from Steve Jobs is a timely message for any brand or organization. As the status quo continues to be disrupted at a greater rate than ever, relying on what has worked in the past will likely come at the cost of future success (and survival).
The demise of iconic brands such as Kodak, Borders and Blockbuster leaves us with little doubt – smart organizations and leaders must re-invent themselves before there are forced to do so by external pressures.
In this compelling keynote presentation, audiences discover:
Why most organizations and businesses fail to re-invent themselves
The critical importance of your organization’s Silent Pulse in gauging your true heath and relevance.
A blueprint for re-invention in any business or organization.
Audience members will leave this presentation with a game plan for successfully adapting to change and emerging stronger and more relevant than ever.
The Re-Invention Roadmap is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.
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 stratagies 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.
De-Coding the Next Generation is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.
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 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.
The Shape of Things to Come in Education is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.
The future of education is already here – are you ready?
With student expectations and classroom technologies changing at a rapid rate, it is critical that teachers stay ahead of the curve.
Far from the days of chalk and talk, 21st century teachers will need finely honed skills in facilitating the learning process with students who are more educated, entertained and empowered than ever before.
In this practical and revealing presentation, leading educationalist Michael McQueen draws over 9 years of equipping thousands of teachers around the globe to engage the 21st century learner.
Attendees will discover:
The 3 myths most educators believe about engaging today’s students.
Practical tips for behaviour management and negotiating expectations with young people.
Proven and effective strategies for making pedagogy relevant to the learners of tomorrow.
21st Century Teaching and Learning is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.
Never before has the generation gap been so wide or mattered so much.
In a recent global study, 42% of leaders reported that generational differences were the primary cause of conflict within their organisations – far outweighing the impact of differences in gender or cultural background.
We are living and working in an era where age- related differences matter more than ever before. For the first time in history, 5 generations may be working alongside each other in a team at any one time.
In this humourous & revealing keynote presentation, Michael explores:
An overview of the five different generations of the 20th Century.
The formative influences which have shaped each demographic group.
Each generation’s values, attitudes and expectations – and how these can lead to conflict and misunderstandings within an organisation or team.
Audience members leave this session with powerful insights into how their older and younger counterparts view the world very differently. In addition, they’ll be equipped with insights and strategies for better connecting and communicating across the generation gap.
Navigating the Generational Maze is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half day or full day programme.