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Michael Henderson Travels from Auckland, NZ

Michael Henderson


  • Business
  • Culture Change
  • Ethics
  • International Speaker

Michael Henderson is a Corporate Anthropologist and has a profession, the mandate, to unearth ideas and trends that affect the very fabric of our society. His ground breaking work on values has helped countless organisations to explore what makes people tick and what we value most.

Whilst senior management often view their company as an enterprise, Michael offers a new point of view: the organisation as a tribe. He believes it is vital to ask where is the power set, who are the heroes, why do people want to belong, what is the power structure and who has real power?

In these times of skill shortages, the rise of the employment brand and staff demands for employment to align with their own personal values, going into business without a plan for organisational culture is a business liability, one that even the most sceptical Chief Financial Officer can no longer afford to ignore.

Having worked across all sectors, Michael Henderson has a degree in Anthropology and is qualified in Axiology, the science of human values. Michael is often described as a powerful, thought-provoking speaker as his ideas on culture often contradict traditional beliefs.

His presentations are fun, practical and always focused on performance. Michael's research efforts have been so innovative that he also now has three bestselling books on mastering company culture and the power of human values.

Keynote Titles

  • Get Tribal
  • Organisational peak performance is a direct result of personal peak experience
  • The skeptic buster! (a business case for values)


Michael was very well received by all team members...more balance has been evident in our salespeople between personal and has certainly opened up the team's mind to what is important to them - to reflect their values...I think it was a great success in all aspects.

Bayleys North Shore Real Estate

We have been focused at Lion Nathan on behaviours and culture for many years. We believe that the behaviour of our leaders is a key driver in creating a culture which attracts and retains great people, and builds high engagement of those people within the business. Michael and his team have helped us work with our leaders to enable them to become clearer on their personal values, their preferences and priorities, and to align their behaviours/capabilities/environment with their values. We believe that leaders, who are clear on their values and live them, behave in constructive ways and help to create a constructive culture. The outcome of this work is good for the business and good for the individuals themselves.

Lion Nathan Limited

I would highly recommend Michael. We needed a speaker who could engage and challenge our CEOs members with actionable insights. In the space of 50 minutes Michael delivered that and more.

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