Business Essentials Daily Podcast: Dealing with Self-Entitled Employees

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Thanks to the Business Essentials Daily podcast, Chris Ashmore and Michelle discuss whether there’s an increase in self-entitled employees or are our bosses just getting older and perhaps less tolerant?  A self-entitled employee is someone who thinks they should be paid more, who always wants promotions, the best opportunities, bonuses and take holidays only when […]

Why Talking About Feelings at Work Matters

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Recently, the world’s favourite furry red monster, Elmo, asked the internet if everyone was doing okay. In the post, which racked up millions of views, many people said they weren’t okay. They were depressed, sad, and broke, while some were doing okay. It was the whole gamut of emotions. In true Elmo style, he responded, “Wow! Elmo […]

Women’s Agenda: Why we need to be more selective when taking on unsolicited feedback

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Thanks to Women’s Agenda for inviting Michelle to share her insights about receiving unsolicited feedback and why we need to be more selective about who and what we listen too. Women often remark that they stop worrying about what people think of them as they get older. They’re less concerned about feedback, and more interested […]

How to Negotiate Your Way Ahead

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When you think about negotiating, your mind might turn to those high-stakes situations that play out in real life and are often dramatised in movies and TV dramas. And yet, negotiations happen every day – at work and home. The context might be a discussion with your partner about who’s cooking dinner or picking up […]

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 […]