Are you a change ready leader?

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If you’ve worked in any organisation for a while, you’ll likely have experienced some form of organisational change. Sadly, it’s also likely that your experience of the change may have been sub-par. The history of organisational change is littered with examples of projects and initiatives that didn’t go to plan. Never finished. Descoped. Poorly implemented […]

In The Black: Mastering the art of selling change across your organisation

Thanks to Megan Breen and In The Black magazine, Michelle explains how to sell change across your organisation.  Negotiating change management in the workplace can be tricky, but organisations need to be able to adapt and evolve their processes and strategies to remain solvent and competitive. However, prioritising workplace change and the logistical needs of employees above […]

What debate will you start today?

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Debating was part of my childhood and school years. At family dinners, we debated all the time: ideas, concepts, politics and opinions. It was a natural segue to join the debating squad at high school. I loved the energy, conversations and learning. Debating as a concept harks back to ancient times. It’s designed to encourage participants […]

New Idea: How can I change careers later in life?

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Thanks to the team at New Idea, Michelle suggests ways you can change careers later in life and the skills required to land a new job. After working in a bank for 40 years, in 2020, Joanne Alderton decided she needed a change. “But I thought at my age, I can’t get a job anywhere […]

HR Leader: Emerging tech trends to stay ahead of the competition

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In this article for HR Leader, Michelle discusses tech trends that are transforming the workforce. Investing in the right tech can help businesses to stay ahead of the competition by streamlining processes and boosting engagement and productivity. Those who aren’t keeping up with tech trends run the risk of falling behind, said workplace expert Michelle […]

Fast Company: 7 steps to managing an entitled team member

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Entitlement at work can take many forms. Thanks to Fast Company Michelle outlines the red flags to watch for and ways to handle it. Working with an entitled team member is challenging, as is managing an entitled team member. Employees with high psychological entitlement morally rationalize their behavior to explain workplace outcomes in a self-serving […]

Where does self-care fit on your to-do list?

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Many years ago, taking care of my health and well-being was down my priority list. I ate ok, generally slept well and got a modicum of exercise. Nothing was entirely out of balance, nor was it humming along perfectly. I regularly cancelled a gym session because of meetings or snacked late at night because I […]