Michael Henderson works internationally as a corporate anthropologist. He is a specialist in human values and high performance organisational culture.
Michael has a degree in anthropology and has studied both traditional tribes and organisational cultures for over 30 years in many countries. As a result, he has come to truly understands what culture really is, how it forms, and the role it plays in driving organisational performance.
He is the creator and lead instructor of the Culture Planning Program which has been hailed as a world-class development program designed to enable organistions to understand culture and its link to organisational performance effectively enough to lead to the alignment of culture to the business strategy, to deliver high performance.
His work in aligning workplace culture to business strategy has been recognised as pioneering, practical, fast and effective. He has written eight books the latest “Above the Line” is recognised as a powerful step change in lifting organisational culture to drive performance fulfill employees and delight customers.
Michael delivers approximately 60 Keynotes a year and his style has been described by clients as; “Enlightening, Informative, Counter Intuitive, Challenging, Entertaining, Intuitive, Insightful and Humorous.”
Michael has worked with many organistions including Canon, New Zealand Rugby Union, Sugar Australia, Kennards Hire, Lend Lease, McDonalds, Microsoft, Bank of Melbourne, Coca Cola and Sanitarium amongst others.
Thank you so much for your Chiefing talk at our senior leadership conference. Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen our people give any one a standing ovation. I even saw some of my engineering leaders with tears in their eyes. Your talk was the highlight of the conference for most of our leaders and has set the template for the performance of leadership in this business.– Lend Lease
Thank you so much for your presentation at our conference. You definitely hit the mark with where we are currently at as an organisation and the feedback we received on your session was great. Particularly the fun manner in which you shared your suggestions on how the sales people can lift their performance were very inspiring and so practical to apply.– Asteron Specialist Life Insurance Company
Congratulations. I’ve been with Kennards for over a decade an I can tell you they have never given any speaker a standing ovation before. So when you get three standing ovations, you really need to know you’ve made an impact.– Kennards Hire
Just wanted to say a big thanks. Your session was the highlight of the conference for our 200 managers and they were all talking about how inspiring you were. You have an amazing energy that is very contagious which rubbed off to all in the room.– Kennards Hire