Paul Sloane, Business Speaker, Innovation Consultant, Business Advisor Keynote Speaker, Workshop trainer, Paul Sloane is renowned as a thought-provoking, entertaining and motivational speaker. His books have established Paul's reputation as the leading expert on lateral thinking and lateral leadership. Paul helps organisations to develop the vision, culture, and process of innovation. Paul's keynote addresses, link presentations and workshops have been described as motivational, challenging, and fun, while allowing interactive exchanges of lateral thinking within the audience.

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Background

Paul Sloane is renowned as a thought-provoking, entertaining and motivational speaker. His books have established Paul's reputation as the leading expert on lateral thinking and lateral leadership. Paul helps organisations to develop the vision, culture, and process of innovation.

Paul's keynote addresses, link presentations and workshops have been described as motivational, challenging, and fun, while allowing interactive exchanges of lateral thinking within the audience. The powerful underlying messages in Paul's sessions allow the individual and the group to identify how to achieve a truly unique climate of creativity, in order to transfer their organisation into a hothouse of innovation.

Paul took a first in Engineering at Cambridge. His stellar career started in IBM where he came top of Sales School. He was part of the team that launched the IBM PC in the UK. Paul then went on to be Managing Director of the database leaders, Ashton-Tate. He became VP International for MathSoft Inc. and CEO of Monactive Ltd.

Paul is the author of ten books on lateral puzzles, creative problem-solving and lateral leadership. In his latest book, The Lateral Leader, Paul 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 Eurobusiness, Finance and Management, Better Business and Business Age.

Highly entertaining and stimulating, Paul's use of humour and real-life cases challenge conventional approaches and inspire audiences to take a fresh view in approaching management and leadership issues from new directions.

Areas of Expertise

Paul gives after-dinner talks, keynote addresses, link presentations and workshops. His talks offer a unique blend of puzzling challenges and hard-hitting business messages. They are motivational, stimulating and fun but with strong take-away themes on leadership, creativity and innovation.

He uses humour, interaction and real-life examples to inspire audiences to approach issues from new directions. Clients include Shell, BT, IBM, ICI, Philip Morris, Equant, Reckitt Benckiser, Novell and Syntegra. He is particularly popular with top-level audiences and in the fields of Sales, Marketing and high technology.

Examples of topics that Paul covers in keynote presentations include:

Lateral thinking in business

Why is innovation the key to success in business? How can lateral thinking enable the idea generation needed to trigger innovation. How can you create a climate of creativity and make innovation a reality? This talk delivers the answers in a stimulating and entertaining way.

The four golden rules of lateral leadership

With examples of lateral thinking in changing the game in business and other walks of life, this talk shows the golden habits that lateral leaders use to ignite the creative potential of their teams.

Innovation and Leadership

Improving the current business model is not enough. Leaders must find new ways to deliver the goods and services their customers need. Packed with examples and practical tips, this talk shows how inspirational leaders drive innovation.

Innovative approaches to Sales and Marketing

This talk draws on examples of how leading companies and brands have used innovations in products, practices and processes to beat the competition. Focusing on sales and marketing issues, it gives thought-provoking stimulation to help you see new ways to drive your business forward.

Client Comments

Talks

Paul provided an entertaining and provocative session that both challenged peoples' working assumptions and developed their knowledge of how to nurture novel ideas.

ARM

Paul’s delivery, style and speech fitted perfectly as a motivational speech to this audience.

Novell

Everyone enjoyed and was impressed with your ideas and especially the way they were delivered.

AA

I thought you managed to blend the factual information with the original jokes to incredible effect. What impressed me most was the way you interpreted my brief to the letter.

BT

Your speech was very interesting and thought provoking. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and really got the audience thinking!

Lloyds TSB

Many thanks for a super talk at our seminar. The feedback has been extremely positive and you helped contribute to a very successful event.

Vodafone

The content was very well received and we enjoyed a thought-provoking sequence of ideas delivered with a light and humorous approach which was much appreciated.

L’Oréal

Thank you for a very entertaining and informative presentation. Our clients thoroughly enjoyed your examples of lateral thinking and I am sure they found it very thought provoking.

Prudential Corp.

Congratulations on a superb presentation. Our members will remember it for years to come.

Abtof

Paul gave a fresh, thought provoking and entertaining insight into creating and managing change, focussing on the use of lateral thinking.

Businesslink, Kent

Your session proved extremely interesting and informative. It contributed to the overall success of the conference.

Healthcare Financial Management Association

Thanks for the excellent presentation you gave on lateral thinking.

Textile Services Association

We have had a number of guest speakers over the years but none of them has really hit the mark in the way that you did. Your session was the highlight of the conference.

Archant

Thank you very much for your contribution in making our annual conference such a success. I am pleased to say that your keynote presentation was very well received and stimulated much discussion during the day.

SOCITM

We all enjoyed your talk on lateral thinking.

CCTA


Workshops

Really useful material presented enthusiastically and with immediate relevance.

Syntegra

A good mix of presentations and case studies.

Shell

Thank you for a stimulating and energising day. Your personal style and energy kept us all moving in the right direction and made sure that we came away with some valuable techniques and specifics we can take forward.

Essex County Council

We launched an idea that came from the workshop. The new business generated is outweighing the cost. The awareness raised has been great, so thumbs up to your techniques.

AA

Paul made a great contribution to the 'leapfrog day' at our conference, helping to create the right mindset and environment to generate many innovative ideas.

Reckitt Benckiser

A thoroughly enjoyable day that stretched my thinking and gave me practical tools to transfer to the workplace.

Nationwide Building Society

A very enjoyable and stimulating day.

French Thornton

Your presentation was extremely well received by all the participants from both a content and style point of view. During the subsequent meetings a number of good lateral ideas came out.

Philip Morris

Excellent, thought-provoking, short course.

Halma

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