What’s tripping you up?

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To say that 2020 has been an unusual year feels like an understatement. On the upside, it’s been an opportunity to challenge ideas about how things should and could be done. As someone who used to travel almost every week, I was surprised how much work could quickly move online. And yes, I do miss […]

WHO Magazine: The introvert’s guide to working from home

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In this article for WHO Magazine are Michelle’s tips for introvert’s working from home – Struggling to make yourself heard on Zoom? We’ve got you covered. As 2020 comes to a close, it’s clear that working from home is likely to become the new normal for many of us moving forward. And while there are […]

Leading with your head and heart

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Leadership and decision making go hand in hand, and as technology changes how we live and work and the rate of change accelerates, the nature of those decisions and how to lead can appear more complex and challenging. However, when you ask employees what they want from their leaders the answers are relatively consistent, and […]

Influence is a team pursuit

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Former Chief of Staff of the US Army, General Eric Shinseki, once remarked: “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” We all know we are living in a changing world, where your ability to progress is often dictated by your response to change (initiated by others), as well as your […]

Canadian Mortgage Professional: How to build a more diverse team

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As featured in this article for Canadian Mortgage Professional, Michelle discusses the steps in how to build a more diverse team. AS ORGANIZATIONS grapple with more complex decisions and an ever­ increasing pace of change, building a work­force equipped with the skills and experience to thrive in such an environment is critical. Finding this depth […]

Q Magazine: 7 bad habits that drive your boss crazy & how to turn them around

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In this article for Q Magazine, Michelle suggests that there are seven bad habits that drive your boss crazy & how to turn them around. We’ve all worked for one, or perhaps you are working for one now – the boss who makes your working life day hell. Perhaps you judged them to be ineffective, […]

What goes up, will come down

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When I was growing up a family friend gave me two pieces of career advice: be likeable and never forget that what goes up will come down. The first piece of advice was given in the context of going for my first job. Their suggestion was that to secure the role it was essential to ensure the […]

Sydney Morning Herald: Why you should search for a career that taps into your passion

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In this article for The Sydney Morning Herald, Michelle explains why your career should tap into your passion. Finding a job you’re passionate about might sound like a cliché, but it could turn out to be a savvy career move, with a survey* by employment marketplace SEEK revealing that a candidate’s enthusiasm may be more […]

Is there a place for anger?

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Anger. It’s an emotive word and an emotional feeling. It’s an emotion that arouses action. When thinking about someone who is angry what springs to mind? A person who shouts, lashes out at others or is generally disagreeable? Or do you think about someone who is standing up for something that matters? During lockdown in […]

Yahoo Finance: 7 habits your boss hates – and how to stop them

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In this article for Yahoo Finance, Michelle has identified seven habits you may be displaying that your boss finds really annoying. We’ve all worked for one, or perhaps you are working for one now – the boss who makes your working life day hell. Perhaps you judged them to be ineffective, unethical, power-hungry, a perfectionist, […]

Good Magazine NZ: Bad work habits that impact the way your boss perceives you

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In Michelle’s latest article published in Good Magazine NZ, Michelle provides seven bad habits that could be impacting your performance at work. When your working relationship with your boss is challenging, it’s easy to lay the blame at their feet. Perhaps you have judged them to be ineffective, unethical, power-hungry, a bully, a narcissist, a […]

IIDM: Why Good Leadership Matters To All Of Us

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Published for the International Institute of Directors and Managers, in this article Michelle explains why, during the pandemic, leaders and bosses need to innovate and manage a complex environment, making leadership more essential than ever. With the current economic and pandemic challenges, leaders and bosses are needing to innovate and manage previously unseen complexities and […]

Paving your own Practice podcast with Dr Amna: toxic work cultures

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In discussion with Dr Amna from Paving your own Practice, Michelle discusses toxic work cultures. The discussion also reflects on Michelle’s latest book Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one. Listen to the podcast here.  

Venture Magazine: How to create your leadership playbook

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In this article published in Venture Magazine, Michelle outlines three key steps to lead with integrity, authenticity and courage. There are hundreds of thousands of leadership books and a multitude of leadership frameworks, and yet effective leadership is still, at times, thin on the ground. The Gallup group found that 82% of employees see their […]