3AW: Workplace expert issues Christmas party word of warning

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For 3AW, Michelle discusses with Dee Dee Dunleavey why getting too drunk isn’t the only Christmas party conduct that can have career implications. Michelle says workers should “think about the implications for how people are going to see you and how your relationships are going to work” if you choose not to attend. And for […]

Business Essentials podcast: Have a good break

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In this podcast for Business Essentials, Michelle outlines some of the things you need to think about when organising the work Christmas party. One thing that most staff look forward to is the Christmas party at the end of the year. It’s an opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and come together without […]

CEO Magazine: Why gratitude at work matters

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Practising workplace gratitude is about equipping leaders and employees with the strategies and mechanisms to cope with challenges and change. Thanks to CEO Magazine for the opportunity for Michelle to share her thoughts. When organisations analyse their culture and determine their values, ‘gratitude’ isn’t a trait that is likely to appear, and yet it is […]

psnews.com.au: Creating value from an employee’s exit

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Michelle says an employee’s notice of resignation should be the start of a process providing essential value and learning to the organisation they are leaving. Thanks to psnews.com.au for the opportunity for Michelle to share her thoughts. People joining and leaving teams and organisations is a regular part of the working world. Often, there is a […]

Are you an entitled leader?

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We often hear stories about celebrities and their ridiculous demands. Whether it’s $900 titanium drinking straws, specific types of candles and flowers, rooms painted in certain colours or unusual food requests. Whether some of these requests are true or not, they make good fodder for the tabloids. We can see examples of entitlement across society. It’s a person […]

Inside FMCG: Why team culture is king

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Workplace culture shapes behaviour. It gives a sense of belonging and of being a part of a team. That’s never more important than in difficult times like the ones we live in now. Thanks to Inside FMCG for the opportunity to share my ideas.  The year 2022 is well under way, and the reality of […]

Training & Development Magazine: COVID Fatigue

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In this article published in Training & Development Magazine, Michelle explains the import role culture plays in keeping teams engaged.  2022 is underway and the reality of COVID-19’s long tail has dawned on all of us. Employees and bosses alike are well and truly over COVID, with uncertainty continuing to rise and workplace challenges continuing. […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Why Uncomfortable conversations are critical for success

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Uncomfortable conversations come in all shapes and sizes and for a variety of reasons.  Getting comfortable with uncomfortable is essential for a fulfilled life. Uncomfortable conversations aren’t fun. They’re the conversation you put off until the last minute, anticipate with dread, and worry about. However, stepping into them is an essential ingredient for effective leadership […]

Herald Sun: We’re now homeward bound

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Thanks to Lauren Ahwan and the Herald Sun, I provide advice on why is good to stick to reasonable working hours. The work-from-home trend – once seen as a potential silver lining for Covid-19 – also presents a major pitfall for Australians, who are working more than 10 extra hours each week. Unable to make […]

What’s the friction holding you back?

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Is friction holding you back from making the progress you seek and from making a change happen? Craig and I have recently taken up bike riding. Not having ridden a bike since my teenage years, getting back on, I was a little nervous (perhaps an understatement, because I did have thoughts of scrapes, bruises and […]