Lawyers Weekly: 6 warning signs you need to find a new job

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Thanks to Lawyers Weekly, Michelle shares her six warning signs it’s time to find a new job. With a buoyant employment market, there are plenty of job opportunities to consider. While chasing higher pay can be one reason to move on, there are other reasons to weigh up when deciding whether to stay or go, […]

psnews.com.au: When being decisive means changing your mind

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People who constantly change their minds can be seen as weak and a frustration to co-workers. Thanks to psnews.com.au, Michelle says it’s about knowing the time when a mind change is absolutely the right thing to do. Many years ago, I worked with someone who constantly changed their mind, making working for them exceptionally difficult. […]

When was the last time you changed your mind?

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Many years ago, I worked with someone who constantly changed their mind, making working for them exceptionally difficult. While they were a nice person, they never seemed to know what they wanted. Everything required multiple iterations and lots of dead ends. It resulted in loads of wasted time and energy. Worst of all, I never […]

Leaderonomics: Decision Making Isn’t One Size Fits All

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Making the right decision will lead to a great outcome as Michelle explains in this article published by Leaderonomics.com. Many years ago, I worked for someone who based their entire decision-making framework on the catchphrase – ‘A quick decision’s a good decision’. Sometimes this approach worked in their favour, and other times, it left them […]

psnews.com.au: Vive La Difference! Seeking diversity of thought

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Published in psnews.com.au, Michelle cautions leaders against always selecting people for their teams they think will be comfortable to work with. By the time you read this article, you are likely to have already done a myriad of things, many of which were based on your habits. Humans are habitual creatures who are comfortable with […]

AFR: Look beyond a pay rise: How to choose between multiple job offers

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Thanks to Tess Bennett and The Australian Financial Review, Michelle had the opportunity to provide her comments of how best to choose between multiple job offers.  Recruiters are warning professionals to look beyond a big pay bump before jumping into a new job, and instead keep sight of their motivations for leaving their old role. […]

How good is your decision making in a crisis?

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Decisions are all around us. Some are big. Others are small. Some have minor consequences, and some – if wrong – have catastrophic outcomes. There’s no more stark reminder of this than watching and reading about bushfires and examining the decisions people make under extreme stress and during a crisis. ABC TV’s new drama – Fires – […]

Decision making isn’t one size fits all

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Many years ago, I worked for someone who based their entire decision-making framework on the catchphrase – ‘A quick decision’s a good decision’. Sometimes this approach worked in their favour, and other times, it left them undone. Decision-making is never one size fits all. It operates on a continuum based on the issue’s simple or […]

How effective is your organisation’s decision-making?

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When thinking about poor organisational decision-making, what springs to mind? Iconic strategic failures such as Kodak and Blockbuster or systemic risk failures like BP Deepwater Horizon or Esso Longford Gas Explosion? Or perhaps it’s something more recent and closer to home. Often when we think about inadequate or ineffective decision making we think about significant […]

Institute of Managers and Leaders: How to conduct successful performance reviews remotely

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In this article for the Institue of Managers and Leaders, Michelle outlines several factors when deciding how and when to conduct performance reviews as so many of us are now working remotely. Debates about performance reviews – their purpose and impact – take on new intensity during a pandemic and when uncertainty, change, and remote […]