Leading your people to “OWN IT”

Review of “why you never wash a rental car” by Mark Fritz, UP Academy Masterclass 30/11/17 Mark Fritz is not your usual speaker: he doesn’t use a projector and actually gets you to do the work (you might even create your own PowerPoint to share with your team! ) He’s not the average author, he published a ...

Why People Leave? (hint* it IS about the money!)

We've heard time and again that people don't leave because of money. We've also heard that money is a hygiene factor and not a motivator (i.e. not enough will make people leave, but its presence will not attract).  Employee surveys put money below job satisfaction, empowerment, opportunity and culture, when ranking why they are engaged ...

Why I could never be a football fan

Like most people, I love watching sports; but perhaps for totally different reasons to the scores of fans that follow their beloved teams through thick and thin. To me, sports is the representation of human endeavour, motivation and mind-over-matter. I love to watch the underdog win, and the human spirit prevail over what sometimes seems ...

Why Leadership IS the most important thing

Of course most people that write autobiographies in life are successful in some way or another; more likely in a range of arenas, not just the one they are know in. Michael Jordan is an astute businessman, as are Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise and Tony Blair. Plenty of academics write about the traits that make these people ...

Interview – Kurt Camilleri

These interviews are aimed at trying to tease out insight into what makes particular people outperform their peers and stand out as Ultimate Performers. It’s an opportunity to learn from their way of life and philosophy of excellence. UP interviews top business executive Kurt Camilleri.   Full Name (for the record)  Kurt Camilleri   First things first. What is your PURPOSE?  To ...

Are you hidden?

If you had to paint a picture of your spirit, what would it look like?   Leadership remains one of the most elusive 'conditions' of human nature that is required in almost every aspect of society. From sports, business, politics & family, leadership is key to success of groups with common goals or aspirations. Unfortunately, it is a ...

The Man and his Horse

There was once a passionate young man that loved horses. As he grew older he decided that he wanted to turn his passion into a business, so no day would ever feel like work. His passion shone through everything he did, he was much admired and his business grew. He bred, trained and raced horses that won ...