New Idea: Hate your job? Here’s what to do.

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Here are Michelle’s eight top tips about how to change your career. This article was published in New Idea. Victoria Beckham once said she wanted to be more famous than Persil Automatic, a laundry detergent that is a household name in the UK. When she entered the music scene in the early 1990s as part of […]

Is your quest for certainty hindering your career?

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There’s an old saying that the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. It’s a fairly bleak view of the world. Yet it is true there is much in life that’s uncertain. For many of us, uncertainty isn’t seen as a good thing. While we recognise how we live and work is changing, […]

Are you all head and no heart?

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When I reflect on my corporate career there are a few leaders that stand out in helping to shape how I saw myself as a leader and my practice of being one. What I learned was that the best knew when to make ‘head’ based decisions, and when to think with their ‘heart’. It’s very easy […]

What’s your risk appetite for career change?

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Did you know that those entering the workforce now are likely to have at least 17 different employers, and five different careers during their lifetime? Wow. Sounds exhausting. Career change is inevitable for all of us. But when you’re tired and over your current career, it can seem too hard to change careers. You absolutely […]

Why you don’t need to change to thrive

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There’s lots of reports about the future of work, and the Australian Senate recently added its voice to the debate releasing the findings and recommendations from the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers. It was tasked with investigating the impact of technological and other change on work and workers in Australia. […]

Let’s not sugar coat it

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One of the most popular career quotes is ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ Quotes like this suggest that having an awesome career is about chasing what you are passionate about. It implies that when you love your job it’s all roses and champagne […]

Make it easy please

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Recently, I was using an online service to book a couple of minor jobs around the house.  It seemed like an easy process, until the person who accepted the job didn’t show up.  To get it sorted and the money refunded it then became a complicated process to find out how I could contact the […]

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

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What did you want to be when you were growing up?  A teacher? Chief? Pilot? TV presenter? Surgeon? Initially, I wanted to be a member of Charlie’s Angels (well I was only 7 at the time, and it was one of the most popular TV shows at the time!).  I then I wanted to be […]

What’s your appetite for career risk?

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The world we work in is changing.  How we work is changing.  To stay in the game, not even ahead of the game, it’s important to be alert to these changes and what it means for you. There’s choice and decisions to be made about how to best position yourself and your career to thrive […]