psnews: Learning curve: Is your ‘learning’ more than just a word?

We all value learning but, Michelle says in an article featured on the psnews website that, learning is pointless unless it has a positive effect on the way we conduct our lives.  There are hundreds of quotes and sayings about the importance and value of learning. We hear phrases like ‘learning culture’, ‘fail fast’, and ‘learn your […]

CEO World Magazine: How New Board Members Can Extend Influence

Michelle recently wrote an article for CEO World Magazine about how new board members can extend their influence.  Every board has a unique cultural style and operating rhythm which means that to be effective new board members need to understand how the new environment works and adjust their approach to ensure their opinions are heard. […]

smartcompany: How to use stress to your advantage

Pressure! Some people hate it, while other people thrive on it. In this article featured on the smartcompany website, Michelle talks about how to manage this pressure. While everyone reacts to pressure differently, what’s common is that pressure is part of the everyday working life of an entrepreneur. There’s the constant juggle of tasks, competing requests […]

AIST: Ten tips to help you make better decisions

Featured on the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustee’s website, Michelle offers her ten tips to help you make better decisions.  By the time you read this article it’s likely you’ll have already made hundreds of decisions, with varying levels of effort, consequences and anticipated rewards from the decision. You make decisions every day – in […]

Facility Management: Strong leadership is influential leadership

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Managers wishing to build support for initiatives must have the ability to influence team members without relying on hierarchical power plays, writes Michelle in an article she wrote for Facility Management. Click here to read the article.

Venture Magazine: How leaders can leverage skills from all ages to create an optimum workforce

As organisations grapple with more complex decisions and an ever-increasing pace of change building a workforce equipped with the skills and experience to thrive in this environment is critical; says Michelle in an article featured on Venture Magazine. Finding this depth and breadth of talent requires leader to build a diverse workforce, which covers full […]

Money & Life: 5 tips to manage retiring employees

In a recent article featured in Money & Life, Michelle offers her five tips to help employers better manage the process for employees retiring from the business, to ensure it’s a smooth transition. When a valued employee leaves, years of knowledge and expertise can walk out the door.  This is particularly the case when an […]

Business Woman Media: 5 Steps to avoiding burnout

In this article featured on the Business Woman Media website, Michelle offers five steps on how you can avoid burnout. In the face of shrinking job stability, mounting workloads, fewer resources to complete work and less work-life balance it’s little wonder that burnout is on the risk at work.  So much so that in May […]

CEO Magazine: How to conduct a performance review that inspires and engages

A good performance review is a two-way conversation that is an important part of the relationship between leader and direct report; says Michelle in a recent article she wrote for the CEO Magazine. The ideal performance review engages and inspires your employee; however, for many people they are a disheartening experience and done so poorly […]

Business 2 Community: Happy Leaders = Happy Teams

Michelle is mentioned in this article on the Business 2 Community website talking about how happiness can lead to success. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim of human existence.” – Aristotle. Who is a leader? Is it the CEO of the company, or another executive from the C-Suite? Is […]

AIST SuperTalk newsroom: Is your decision making ready for the future?

The complexity of decision-making increases as a leader moves into more senior roles, says Michelle in a recent article featured on the AIST SuperTalk newsroom website. At the start of 2018, in Seattle (USA), Amazon’s store of the future opened for the first time. There are no checkouts, queues or check-out operators. But you do […]

seek learning: How to negotiate study with your boss

Michelle was recently featured in this article on the seek learning website talking about how to negotiate study with your boss. Asking a manager for time to study can be daunting, but what if a course will help build your career? Here’s how to negotiate study with your boss. You’re thinking about studying, but you still […]

Thrive Global: Happy Leaders Equate to Happy Teams

In a recent article featured on the Thrive Global website, Michelle says that “the happier you are, the more likely you are to experience success.“ “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim of human existence.” – Aristotle Who is a leader? · Is it the CEO of the company, or […]

CEO Magazine: Don’t let social media derail your career

In a recent article Michelle wrote for the CEO Magazine, she talks about how to prevent social media from derailing your career. When five federal election candidates were dumped for offensive social media posts earlier this year it was a timely reminder of the damage that a poorly managed social media profile can do to […]

Institute of Managers and Leaders: How to leverage skills from all ages to create an optimum workforce.

As organisations grapple with more complex decisions and an ever-increasing pace of change, building a workforce equipped with the skills and experience to thrive in this environment is critical; says Michelle in an article she wrote featured on the IML website. Finding this depth and breadth of talent requires leaders to build a diverse workforce, […]

Mortgage Professionals Australia: Why a happy workplace matters

No matter how much you love your job, even if you’re the boss, there will be moments when you wish you could just clock out early and escape the day’s worries; writes Michelle in a recent article featured on the MPA website. “It’s unrealistic to believe it’s possible to love every minute of your working […]