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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


Testing your Trust

There are times when other people really test your faith in your fellow man or woman. You try and play by the rules of reasonability, good faith and decency only to find that others have been stringing the game along to meet their own agenda and, in hindsight, are not deserving of your trust. The… Read more


Chasing time

Have you noticed how your birthday/anniversary/Christmas seems to come around faster every year? Or how much longer the summer holidays seemed to be when you were a child? A recent article in the New Zealand Herald suggests an explanation based on a theory described in 1897 by the French philosopher, Paul Janet. The theory is based… Read more


Make or break: a manager’s role in developing others

In a recent blog called ‘The Finished Article’ I talked about the tendency for many senior people to think that training and development is for others and not for them. Engagement in personal development is an interesting topic for those of us who operate in that space who are constantly searching for the holy grail… Read more