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Paul Sloane

Author and speaker on lateral thinking, innovation and leadership

Paul Sloane is an entertaining, thought-provoking, motivational speaker and a recognised expert on lateral thinking, innovation, crowdsourcing and leadership.

He is an expert facilitator, link presenter and course leader.  His keynote and after-dinner talks will enliven your event with a unique blend of puzzling challenges, humour and hard-hitting business messages.  His workshops and innovation camps provide you with great ideas and practical techniques to improve leadership and innovation. Clients include Bayer, Bertelsmann, Microsoft, Reckitt Benckiser, GSK, Nike, Novartis, Swarovski and Unilever.

Paul Sloane took a first in Engineering at Cambridge.  He joined IBM where he came top of Sales School.  He went on to be Marketing Director and then MD of the database leaders, Ashton-Tate.  He became VP International for MathSoft Inc. and CEO of Monactive Ltd.

He is the author of 30 books on lateral puzzles, creativity, innovation and leadership.  Over 2 million copies of his books have been sold.  His books include The Innovative Leader, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, and How to be a Brilliant Thinker, all published by Kogan Page.

His articles on innovation and leadership have appeared in leading business publications. The Klout site rates him as one of the top five experts on innovation on social media.

Paul Sloane’s inspirational talks on innovation, creative thinking and leadership, described as ‘rocket fuel for the business brain’, have proved popular with conference audiences worldwide.

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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 ground-breaking 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.


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Paul did a great job as a keynote speaker at our conference.


Really useful material presented enthusiastically and with immediate relevance.


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


Your talk and workshops were excellent. The presentation struck a chord with the engineers and managers and made them think about how they are approaching innovation.



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The Innovative Leader

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A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing

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How to be a Brilliant Thinker

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Lateral Thinking Puzzlers

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Think like an Innovator

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The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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