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The Art of the Bully

Bullying has been around forever. We see it in the playground, in politics in social media and of course in the workplace. More and more is being publicly said against bullying behaviour, yet we live in a world where the more we stand up to it, the more we seem to find. Bullying in the… Read more


Powerful Performance Reviews

Performance reviews have always been a bugbear for many organisations and a challenge for many managers. In recent years, organisations have disconnected the development conversation from the annual pay and reward rounds and some are even moving away from performance ratings with a view to making the conversation less about ‘the rating number’ and more about development. Whichever way you do it, the challenge is always how well the managers deliver when they conduct a session.


Braving Stormy Seas to Achieve the Impossible

Julie was cold and alone in a dark and stormy ocean.  She was desperately treading water but each new wave threatened to take her last breath away.  The more she struggled the more her energy drained away.  Feeling alone and worn out.  She wasn’t sure how much longer she could carry on. Then she caught… Read more


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


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