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 […]

Leaderonomics: How Do You Do Leadership?

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Effective leadership begins with you as I explain in this article for Leaderonomics. The true character of a person’s leadership comes to the fore in times of a crisis. None more so than Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose words when offered safe passage to the US were, “The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride.” […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Four warning signs you are drunk on power

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In this article for CEOWorld Magazine, I provde four warning signs that you may be drunk on power. Continue reading below. You don’t have to look too far to see examples of the misuse of power, with examples littered throughout history and across politics, business, and community sectors. Professor Dacher Keltner from Berkley University found […]

How conscious is your impact?

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When you’re a leader, a casual remark, an off-hand comment, or a request can have more impact than you think or perhaps even intend. Many years ago, a colleague recounted an incident that is a stark illustration of this. A group of employees was in a room often used for client and staff events. The […]

How do you do leadership?

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The true character of a person’s leadership comes to the fore in times of a crisis. None more so than Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose words when offered safe passage to the US were, “The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride.” Some people in leadership roles play politics for their own gain, so aptly […]

Institute of Managers and Leaders: Six leadership lessons from 2021 to help you lead better in 2022

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Thanks to the Institute of Managers and Leaders for the opportunity for Michelle to share her six leadership lessons to help you lead better this coming year.  As you look ahead to 2022, now’s the perfect time to reflect on your leadership, team dynamics and workplace culture to map a course for renewed progress and sustainable outcomes. The new year will bring change and ambiguity with unpredictable market […]

Leaderonomics: What’s Your Leadership Gap?

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Thanks to Leaderonomics  for this article where Michelle shares her thoughts on how positive impact from good leadership can be achieved. Leaders often have far more power and impact than they realise. A recent conversation was a stark reminder of this fact. A friend mentioned an interaction with their direct report and shared their surprise […]

How Forgiving are You?

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Barely a week goes past without seeing an example of a collective pile on (usually via social media) to someone deemed to have done something wrong. Sometimes the outrage may even seem reasonable; on many occasions, there are many layers to the story which are unknown. Jon Ronson’s fabulous book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed highlights the […]

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 […]