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Lessons in motivation from the Oscars

It’s hard to avoid the award season in Hollywood. The dresses, the awkward interviews on the red carpet and, this year, the controversy,  are part of the ritual of the most over-the-top event in a season of over-the-top events in the most glamorous industry of them all. For the few who take home a little… Read more


It all starts with recruitment

I had a great chat with a client in the people development function of a large NZ institution the other day. He had been charged with looking at their approach to performance appraisal. Given some recent changes in style by some big global experts in this field, I asked what he was thinking. One point… Read more


Congruence

There are many aspects of leadership that are challenging to the leader, but none more so than the fact that everything a leader does is watched by everyone within the organisation. Not only what they do, but how they do it.  Their behaviours are constantly tested against the behaviours that they espouse and that the… Read more


The truth about winning

Oh what a week we’ve had! First, surrounded by all of the Altris team, supporters and some of our valued clients, we were delighted to be a winner in the IMNZ Business <$5M Turnover Award at the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards. We celebrated at a glitzy gala dinner in Auckland attended by… Read more


Motivate through delegation

So the All Blacks will face their nemesis, France, in the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup. Who says history never repeats… they will play in Cardiff, possibly with the same referee from ‘that’ game in 2007 (although 4 million people will be praying for a different result this time).  Do you think the… Read more