The Eight Signs Your Team isn’t a Team

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If there’s a show about dancing, then it’s always on my ‘watch’ list, so I was excited when Dance Life was released. It chronicles the real-life experiences of dancers going through their final year at Sydney’s Brent Street dance school. The sheer talent of the dancers is breathtaking, but what impresses me is the teamwork. They rely […]

What’s your guiding question?

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Questions. They can be powerful and provocative. Helpful and unhelpful. When positioned well they are more than a linguistic expression seeking an answer. They can catalyse dialogue, critical thinking, problem-solving and relationship-building. They can also help guide the decisions you make both personally and professionally. One question I use to guide decision-making is, ‘If I do […]

Are you under, over or a balanced self-promoter?

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One of the questions people often ask me is, ‘How do I get the balance right in promoting myself?’. People worry about over-promoting and coming off as arrogant, and others find talking about themselves difficult. However, as someone once said to me, ‘Michelle, if you don’t claim the credit for your work, there will be […]

How to master the art of self-promotion

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Thanks to CEOWorld Magazine, in this article Michelle shares how mastering the art of self-promotion is crucial in today’s competitive job market.  In today’s competitive job market and ever-changing workplaces, mastering the art of self-promotion is crucial, yet it’s a delicate balance. Promote yourself too much, and you risk coming across as arrogant and alienating […]

Your presence matters

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If you’ve ever been in a meeting with someone and it’s clear they aren’t paying attention to you or the conversation, you’ll know it doesn’t feel good. You leave the interaction thinking, ‘Why did I bother? They are clearly not interested’. Their lack of presence is apparent, as is the negative impact it can have […]

Business Essentials Daily podcast: Have you made the wrong hire?

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Thanks to SoundCartel’s Business Essentials Daily podcast, Michelle had a great conversation with Chris Ashmore about what to do when your recent hire doesn’t live up to expectations. What happens when the person you’ve hired isn’t performing as you’d hoped? It’s important to have an onboarding process that continues well after the employee’s first day, […]

Do you look to change last?

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Regularly, consulting firms release analyses on the challenges facing businesses and leaders. Reports, such as this one from KPMG, are insightful and provide helpful focal points for leaders. More often than not, issues around change and transformation top the list. However, what’s rarely included as a leadership challenge is the need for leaders to challenge their […]