He facilitates meetings, leads workshops and gives after-dinner talks and keynote addresses. His talks offer a unique blend of puzzling challenges, humour and hard-hitting business messages. His workshops provide practical techniques to improve leadership and innovation.
Paul took a first in Engineering at Cambridge. He joined IBM where he came top of Sales School. He was part of the team that launched the IBM PC in the UK. He went on to be MD of the database leaders, Ashton-Tate. He became VP International for MathSoft Inc. and CEO of Monactive Ltd.In his book, The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, published by Kogan Page, he explains how you can use the principles of lateral leadership to inspire your people to achieve breakthrough solutions and radical innovations. His articles on innovation and leadership have appeared in leading business publications. His inspirational talks on innovation, creative thinking and leadership, described as ‘rocket fuel for the business brain’, have proved popular with conference audiences in Europe, USA, South Africa and Asia.
One of Paul’s most popular talk is ‘Start more Fires!’ – How great leaders manage risk and empower innovation.
How Great Leaders inspire teams, manage risk and empower innovation Is your conference crying out for a lively keynote talk to engage, challenge and motivate your audience?
Would you like to know how to generate more great ideas and turn them into groundbreaking innovations? In this stimulating talk, Paul Sloane explains how to unlock the inventiveness in your team and turn it into profitable innovation.
He uses stories, examples, practical advice and golden rules. Your audience will learn:- Three things that are impeding innovation in your business today- How your assumptions limit your ability to conceive better solutions.- Six ways that innovative leaders think and act differently- How to think about what nobody else thinks- Why Roger Federer serves double faults!- How to really empower your people.- How to be an arsonist and a firefighter!This talk is ideal for anyone who is involved in leading teams or managing change
OTHER TALKS INCLUDE:
The Six Obstacles to Innovation in Your Business – and what you can do about them.Open Innovation and CrowdsourcingTransforming your Culture – Replacing Comfort with AgilityThe Golden Rules of Lateral Thinking in BusinessCreative Selling – How lateral thinking can boost your sales and marketing successHow to keep your Marketing Fresh and InnovativeOrganising for Innovation
ARE YOU OPEN MINDED? A RECENT TEDX TALK BY PAUL SLOANE
Recent clients for talks and workshops include Bayer, Edinburgh City Council, Glaxo Smith Kline, Microsoft, Nike, Novartis, Pirelli, Reckitt Benckiser, Swarovski, Unilever, AA, American Express, ARM, BT, Cendant, DWP, EADS, Lloyds of London, Motorola, Reckitt Benckiser, Shell and 3M.