Michelle regularly writes for and features in local and international publication and media outlets.

Luke & Susie: Increasing your influence

I spoke to Luke & Susie on their syndicated radio show about increasing your influence. Technical skills provide a great foundation but will only get you so far in your career – softer skills like being able to negotiate and knowing how to influence in order to reach agreements are the skills that will see you move up […]

The Mentor List: Be Open to Opportunity

To have a sustained and interesting career, you need to identify possibilities, recognise unseen opportunities and find the courage to make congruent choices. All essential elements to thrive in today’s complex world. Listen in to The Mentor List where I spoke with David Lewis on this topic.

Stuff NZ: Don’t become obsolete – you can future proof your career

Eventually all products become obsolete and get replaced by something else. Something that’s bigger, better and more innovative. The same thing happens with jobs. Roles disappear, while new ones are created. In a world experiencing exponential change, it’s impossible to future proof your job. But you can future proof your career. My article on the […]

Brisbane Times: How to future proof your career

In a world experiencing exponential change, it’s impossible to future proof your job. But you can future proof your career. The term “future proof” is often used in the technology and medical sectors where it’s desirable to build products which retain their value and don’t quickly become obsolete. Eventually all products become obsolete and get replaced by […]

Sydney Morning Herald: How to future proof your career

In a world experiencing exponential change, it’s impossible to future proof your job. But you can future proof your career. The term “future proof” is often used in the technology and medical sectors where it’s desirable to build products which retain their value and don’t quickly become obsolete. Eventually all products become obsolete and get replaced by […]

Luke & Susie: Having everything doesn’t lead to happiness

I had the pleasure of talking to Luke & Susie on their syndicated radio show about our constant search for “everything”, and how we can develop deliberate habits that will change our happiness set point and enable us to experience greater happiness in our everyday lives.

The Law Management Hub: The conscious change leader: 6 ways to enhance your ability to deliver progress

Conscious change leaders have greater self-awareness and a more expansive leadership mindset. Creating success within firms requires leaders who are at once innovative and compassionate as they embrace change and support their colleagues. Such leaders are not one-dimensional. They work across boundaries, embrace new ideas and learnings and are innovative, authentic, compassionate and resilient. They […]

Leaderonomics: Begin Afresh Even When You Have Unfinished Business

The start of a new year is a good time to think about how you and your team are spending your time at work. If you want to make a difference in your organisation and have a team that makes progress, it’s important to consider the meaning of time. Gear up for a strong 2017 […]

CEO Institute: Influence – A Competitive Advantage For CEOs

How we work and live is fundamentally changing. We live in what is now commonly referred to as a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. Organisations – large and small –  know they have to respond to this. Consequently, CEOs are under constant pressure to perform. This pressure comes from many quarters – investors, […]

IIDM: Influence – A competitive advantage for CEOs

CEOs need to be able to influence within and outside their organisation so they can get traction and make progress. CEOs are under constant pressure to perform. This pressure comes from many quarters – investors, the Board, regulators, customers, employees and other external stakeholders. It’s not surprising that CEOs are always looking for the next […]

GQ: Time for a Pay Cut

Taking a pay cut is a sad and growing reality for many people. GQ Magazine interviewed Michelle and other industry experts on this growing trend and their article shows you how to make it work and find a positive outcome. You can read the full article, and Michelle’s comments, here. — WTF, you may huff, […]

Jamaica Blue: Make that change

To change gears on your career demands some genuine evaluation before taking the plunge and making the big change. At this time of year, as the best new year’s resolutions have possibly become distant memories, it’s not too late to consider the changes you want to make in your life. A career change may be […]

Sourcable: How Architects Can Manage Major Change Within Their Practices

Significant reorganisation can occur when practices either acquire other practices or are themselves acquired, have divisions spilt off, move into new sectors, upsize or downsize in response to economic conditions or simply engage in restructuring in order to improve operational performance. That raises interesting questions about how change can be managed from a viewpoint of […]

Inside Small Business: Meeting the challenge of change

We live in interesting times. Change is everywhere and it impacts organisations both large and small. For leaders, this means the environment they are working in is often ambiguous, complex and disruptive. To survive and flourish in this environment, small businesses need to master four key steps… Inside Small Business Magazine recently published Michelle’s article […]

Australian Broker Magazine: Step Up and Lead

Conscious change leaders are not one-dimensional. They work across boundaries, embrace new ideas and learnings, and are innovative, authentic, compassionate and resilient. They challenge dominant paradigms, and lead and support others to thrive through change. Most importantly, they accept the notion that successful organisational transformation involves personal change for them. My article “Step Up and Lead” […]

AIPM – Flagship: Don’t get left behind

Let this sink in: the job you have today probably won’t be around in a decade. If you’re like many project managers, the changing nature of work heralded by smart systems, complex environments and client demands requires you to continually update your skills. To succeed in this environment, project managers needs to draw on a […]

Mamamia: Why it’s time we let go of the “having it all” myth

It’s time to bust the myth and get real about life. Nobody has it all and gets everything they want all the time. So how can we let go of the “having it all” myth? Read the full article on the Mamamia website. — In a celebrity-obsessed world where people’s lives play out on social media, it […]

Women’s Agenda: Six signs your leadership is in trouble

Successfully leading a team isn’t easy. The best leaders recognise this fact, and know they make mistakes. They understand there are often better ways to do things and that their ideas are not the only ideas worth pursuing. They are also alert to the warning signs that signal their leadership may be faltering, or even in trouble. […]

Smart Company: Six signs your startup’s in trouble because of your leadership

Successfully leading a team isn’t easy. The best leaders recognise this fact, and know they make mistakes. They understand there are often better ways to do things and that their ideas are not the only ideas worth pursuing. They are also alert to the warning signs that signal their leadership may be faltering, or even […]