Fast Company: A 7-point Strategy for Leaders to Approach Any Ethical Challenges

Taking the right approach to ethical challenges benefits your leadership, drives innovation, and creates a more sustainable platform for your organization to grow.  Thanks to Fast Company, Michelle shares her 7-point strategy for leaders.  Ethical challenges will arise in any business as leaders confront uncertainty, complexity, and new decisions as technology, particularly generative AI, changes […]

Are You Willing to Discard Long-Held Beliefs and Understanding?

A crucial aspect of having a long and successful career is continuous learning. Learning new skills is one thing, but what do you do when the learning requires you to discard long-held beliefs, data or an understanding of how things are? Throughout our lives, we amass pieces of information and data, forming knowledge, views, and […]

Are You Falling Into the Simplexity Trap?

In the 2024 Accenture Life Trends report, they report that more than 40 per cent of frequent technology users said that technology has complicated their lives. In response, consumers are doing such things as setting screen time limits, blocking notifications and removing apps. It’s a great reminder that we crave simplicity. While our brain can do […]

Is Your Culture Hindering Progress?

According to PWC’s annual Global CEO survey, 45% of CEOs believe their organisation won’t be viable in ten years if they stay on their current path. The pressure to keep up, perform, outperform and reinvent what you do and how you do it is never-ending. In this race to succeed, it’s imperative to consider whether your […]

Are You a Visible Leader?

Meetings, meetings, and more meetings are a constant feature of the modern organisation, challenging leaders to determine how and where to best spend their time. It is easy to fill every workday with back-to-back meetings and little time for interaction with your team. It’s also easy to get stuck behind your computer responding to the […]

Is Your AI Approach Losing its Humanity?

I am happy to fess up and admit that I have a troubling relationship with self-service check-outs. As the machine yells at me for the tenth time, ‘Unexpected item in the bagging area,’ I think, yes, there is something unexpected in that bagging area—my heart and soul. My shopping companion and husband, Craig, always finds […]

Is Your Leadership on Auto-Pilot?

Many years ago, when I was travelling in the US, I came across the story of an older couple who were on holiday with their large Recreational Vehicle (RV), what in Australia we’d call a Motorhome. It was the first time they’d taken the RV out and seeing the cruise control function, they interpreted that […]

Why Art Can Help Elevate Your Leadership Style

When the year kicked off, a report suggested that anxiety and uncertainty were impacting CEO sentiments about the year ahead. The world has always been uncertain and we can over-emphasise the negative sentiments due to the cognitive bias of the recency effect, where we place more attention on recent events over historic ones. Swedish Academic Hans Rosling argued in […]

How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Behaviour at Work

At some point in your career, you may encounter a team member or colleague who is acting passive-aggressively. You know the type. You can sense an underlying tension or aggression, but it’s not communicated directly. Instead, the behaviour is indirect and sometimes covert. The person expresses feelings and thoughts about situations in a way that’s […]

Are Your Skills About to Expire?

If someone were to tell you that in less than five years your skills would be 50% less relevant than they are today, would you believe them? Well, you should because that’s the prediction. It’s suggested that the ‘half-life’ for skills, in general, is around 5 years, while for technical fields it’s more like 2.5 years. The […]