ABC radio interview: Bad Boss

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In this radio interview with ABC, Michelle and Rick Whittle have a conversation about Michelle’s book, Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one. Listen in to the discussion to learn more about the book and tactics from Michelle on how to be a better boss.

psnews.com.au: Is your leadership a problem for the team?

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In this article for psnews.com.au, Michelle says there are many aspects of poor leadership — the trick is to recognise them in others and maybe, even in yourself. If you were to outline the character traits of an ineffective leader what would spring to mind? Perhaps, at the extreme end, a narcissist or a bully; on the […]

Forbes: 10 warning signs of a bad team leader

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Thanks to Forbes, in this article Michelle offers ten warning signs to look out for in a bad team leader. The leaders in your team will want to impress you and might shield you from their poor behaviour. Perhaps, a strong bond or the fact that you see them as the star performer may mean […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Five ways to deal with a horrible boss

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Thanks to CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle outlines five tips to consider when dealing with a horrible boss. From Gordon Gecko in ‘Wall Street’ to Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, a bad boss story makes a good movie. However, when you are working for one, it’s not so much fun. A horrible boss can make […]

psnews.com.au: When feedback is a gift we can do without

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We have been made to believe that feedback is a necessary and a positive thing. In this article  for psnews.com.au, Michelle provides examples of when feedback can be unhelpful and perhaps even destructive. You will have heard the saying that feedback is a gift — yet there are times when it doesn’t feel like that. Recently, […]

The New Daily: Yes, you can give your boss feedback

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Thanks to The New Daily and Senior Reporter, Kate Jones, Michelle provides her insights on how you can give your boss feedback.  Employees have long been accustomed to receiving feedback from their bosses. But what if the tables were turned and workers could critique their employers? Only one in four of business leaders and line […]

Foundr: 4 warning signs you are drunk on power

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You don’t have to look too far to see examples of the misuse of power—they’re littered throughout history and across politics, business, and community sectors. So what are the warning signs that we may be drunk on power? It can be when we think our rights and needs outweigh those of others. Michelle explains more […]

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 […]

Is your leadership letting the team down?

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If you were to outline the character traits of an ineffective leader what would spring to mind? Perhaps, at the extreme end, a narcissist or a bully. On the other end, perhaps ineffective listener, bad delegator and poorly organised. Just as effective leadership comes in many shapes and sizes, so too does bad leadership and its […]