Who are you learning from?

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We are acutely attuned to the environment in which we are in. Cast your mind back to your first day at a new job. You’d be alert to how people behaved and interacted with each other. You might notice how people dress – whether it’s formal or informal. How people talk to each other – […]

Leaderonomics: Is your help, helpful?

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Evolutionary biologists have examined how humans have evolved in small networks, which involved cooperation and conflict. Their research confirms that we need interaction and connection to survive. And thanks to Leaderonomics, Michelle had the opportunity to share her insights on this. Pandas, polar bears, marine turtles and jaguars are a few of the animals that […]

psnews.com.au: Making social media work for you

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Thanks to psnews.com.au, in this article Michelle advises while visibility on social media is increasingly a requirement of modern life, she warns your posts can instantly shape how people see you, your character and your reputation. As adults, we can be quick to advise children and teenagers to be careful about what they post on social media, but […]

psnews.com.au: Taking flight from the pigeonhole

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Published on psnews.com.au, in this article Michelle says it’s frustrating when people put you in a pigeonhole – far worse when you pigeonhole yourself.  Recently, I was helping a friend who was recruiting new people into their team. As we were sifting through the applications, we saw people we had worked with in previous roles. […]

Wrap it up and look forward

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It’s been another eventful year with many unexpected twists and turns. Like me, 2021 may not be wrapping up the way you envisaged when champagne corks popped at the start of the year. But before you bid adieu, wrap up 2021 and head off on a summer break, take the time to pause and reflect, shake […]

In the Black: Stuck on the sidelines

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In this article for In The Black, Johanna Leggatt and I discuss how to handle the setback of being overlooked for a promotion. You have been sidelined and missed out on a promotion. Quite naturally, you feel unappreciated and confused. Most frustrating of all, you have the skills, the smarts and the drive to pull […]