Seeking Influence? Always Think Long Term

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Political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli wrote his most famous work, “The Prince,” in the 16th century. There were wars between states and foreign powers. Famous Italian families, such as the Medici’s, rose in power and were then exiled. It was a tumultuous time in Italian history. Niccolò Machiavelli’s quotes are legendary. Here are just a few: […]

Fast Company: 6 Ways Great Leaders Step Up in the Moment to Inspire Their Teams

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Thanks to Fast Company, in this article, Michelle observes that every time there is a change, you need to reassess the team’s dynamics and discuss and agree on the principles of how to work together. The lingering impact of COVID-19 on working relationships continues, along with shifts in societal trends, both of which have implications […]

psnews.com.au: Leading the Way to Successful Change

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We all know workplace change is inevitable, but badly-managed change is worse than no change at all. In this article, thanks to psnews.com.au Michelle suggests ways to avoid the pitfalls. If you’ve worked in any organisation for a while, you’ll likely have experienced some form of organisational change. Sadly, your experience of the change may […]

psnews.com.au: Getting ready for whatever comes next

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While the world is full of experts who believe they know what will happen in 2023 and beyond.  Thanks to psnews.com.au, in this article Michelle says it is impossible to predict the future — but you can prepare yourself for it. The world is awash with predictions, forecasts and expectations about the stock market, economy, politics, […]

Are you alert to the change cane toads at work?

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It seemed like a good idea at the time. You’ve got a problem and identified a solution. Tested the solution, and now you’ve rolled it out. The team and you sit back and celebrate your success…only to find unexpected impacts derail the change. Dependencies and connections you hadn’t identified have risen to the surface, and […]

Governance Institute of Australia: How to help your people through times of great change

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Thanks to the Governance Institute of Australia, in this article Michelle outlines how leaders can help their team through times of great change.  Michelle notes: Effective leaders recognise this and are adept at helping their organisation and team be equipped to respond to whatever the changing world sends their way. Critical skills needed in a […]

Are you a future ready leader?

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Recently, CSIRO released their latest report on the megatrends they see impacting the world. Their report, worth reading if you want insights into potential impacts on your profession and industry, is another document in a long list of predictions and studies on the future. There’s no doubt that the future is full of change, but so is the […]

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 […]