news.com.au: How to keep your career goals on track during COVID lockdown

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Working from home and feeling like your career has veered off course? Thanks to news.com.au and Kirsten Jelinek for asking Michelle to share ideas on what you can do to get it back (and keep it) on track.  As thousands of Australians continue working from home, it can be easy to feel lost in your […]

Are your expectations, hope and optimism not helping you?

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I was chatting with my mum recently (who lives in Queensland) and she asked me how I was doing. Oddly, I found it hard to respond. I wasn’t feeling bad or dreadfully unhappy during Melbourne’s lockdown number 6, nor was I feeling happy. Instead, it was a weird kind of feeling of nothingness (not a word […]

Foundr: 5 ways to supercharge your creativity

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In this article for Foundr, I outline five innovative ways you can get creative and supercharge career. When you think about creativity and innovation, what comes to mind? The iPhone? Driverless cars? Art and sculpture? Or things that were once considered innovative, such as the humble toaster? Creativity and innovation are all around us. It […]

Are you ready?

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Out of curiosity and perhaps a secret desire for validation, I’ve been running a straw poll to check how rested, and ready people are for the year ahead. Why might you ask? Well, I noticed that even though I had scheduled holidays over Christmas and summertime, I didn’t feel like I had a break. My […]

Is it too much of a good thing?

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Welcome to the first Weekly Insights for 2021! I hope you had time to rest and recharge over summer, so you are ready for another interesting year. At this time of the year, most people take time out to think about their goals for the year ahead. For some people, that activity may be cursory […]

WYZA: Starting over. Again.

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In this article written by John Burfitt for WYZA, Michelle offers her thoughts about starting your career over again and how to seek fresh job and career opportunities. Surviving a career crisis is a matter of learning how to put all the building blocks back together again. Just because the current job market seems to […]

CFO Magazine: Why caring, compassion and commitment are vital qualities for CFOs

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Michelle shares her thoughts – in this article for CFO Magazine – why caring and compassion are vital qualities CFOs should adopt. Leadership and decision making go hand in hand, and as technology changes how we live and work and the rate of change accelerates, the nature of those decisions and how to lead can […]

What’s tripping you up?

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To say that 2020 has been an unusual year feels like an understatement. On the upside, it’s been an opportunity to challenge ideas about how things should and could be done. As someone who used to travel almost every week, I was surprised how much work could quickly move online. And yes, I do miss […]

Make the last quarter matter

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There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a strange year, filled with many things none of us expected, and yet once again, time is flying by. It won’t be long before Christmas and the summer holidays are upon us. So as the final quarter of the year is underway, how do you make the most […]