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

HRD: Why do leadership initiatives often fail?

Australia’s leadership programs lack adequate connection with the challenges faced in an economy still grappling with the end of the resources boom, and leaders are confronting increasingly complex work environments. Leadership development must move beyond focusing on teaching new skills and behaviours. I share my thoughts on effective leadership in this article on the Human […]

Professional Planner: Today’s leaders are determined yet flexible

Being effective leaders in a time when the world is undergoing such complex and rapid change that it’s been called the fourth industrial revolution by the World Economic Forum isn’t easy. Leadership tenure is shrinking. Employees are struggling to cope. Having effective teams that can secure outcomes and leaders who nurture the right environment to […]

Superfunds: Take the lead

What makes a good leader thrive and survive? In my article in the May issue of Superfunds Magazine, I explain why effective leadership isn’t a solo pursuit. You can read it here. — The expectations on leaders today are greater than ever. This isn’t surprising as the world is confronting such complex and rapid change […]

FPA Magazine: Is your decision-making dangerous?

My article in Financial Planning Magazine looks at decision making; the limitations and often unconscious bias that surrounds decision making, possibly making it dangerous. I share eight tips to guide you through your decision-making. You can read the full article here. — Financial planners make decisions every day – for themselves and their clients. Consequently, having […]

HuffPost: How to get the most out of your internship

An internship provides an opportunity to take the theoretical learning and put it into a practical environment – it’s the practical side of tertiary learning. In my interview with Huff Post recently I share my Top 4 Tips on how to get the most out of your internship. You can read the full article here. — […]

Leader Magazine: Be aware of the danger zone

I was delighted to speak with Leader Magazine recently about failing leadership and the detrimental effects it can have on an organisation. One of the best attributes a leader can have is the self-awareness to realise that they are about to fall into the ‘danger zone’ of failing leadership. You can read the full article […]

Leaderonomics: Do you have a feast or famine mindset at work?

In a highly competitive work environment, people often act as though there aren’t enough resources, rewards or recognition to go around. But collaborating and sharing will get you far. Read my article about feast or famine mindsets in Leaderonomics. — Collaborating and sharing resources, rewards and recognition will get you far In a highly competitive […]

WHO Magazine: Productive Minds

How to maintain a productive mind and ensure a rewarding work week … in the June 2017 issue of WHO Magazine I share my Top 4 Productivity Hacks to nail a busy week. Read the full article here. — Is change essential to advancing your career? The world and how we work is changing. Artificial […]

HuffPost: What To Do When A Junior Colleague Bumps You Off The Career Ladder

It can be frustrating, but it’s dangerous to become too fixated on the success of other people. Instead, we should be happy for our colleague’s rise while, at the same time, remain focused on our own career and ways to keep moving upwards. I share my thoughts on this subject with the HuffPost – you can […]

Collective Hub: The skills that will future-proof your career

What skills can you develop to future-proof your career? According to Australia’s Future Workforce report, around 5 million jobs are likely to be automated by 2030. Ouch. The good news is, there are a few human qualities that robots simply can’t compete with. They’re called ‘soft skills’, and developing yours will not only help supercharge […]