Five Strategies to Up Your Game This Year

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Welcome to the first Weekly Insights for 2024. I hope your year is filled with learning, adventure, friendship and kindness. Growing up, I loved school, and I loved the back-to-school preparation even more. In the lead-up to the new school year, Mum would take me shopping to buy textbooks, which I had to wrap in brown […] Are you ready for an AI-induced career leap?

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Michelle Gibbings says the advent of artificial intelligence is going to turn many traditional careers upside down. She suggests ways you can keep ahead of the inevitable disruptions to come. Thanks to for sharing Michelle’s thoughts. Careers have twists and turns, ups and downs, and many unexpected chances and challenges. If someone had asked […]

Are you under, over or a balanced self-promoter?

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One of the questions people often ask me is, ‘How do I get the balance right in promoting myself?’. People worry about over-promoting and coming off as arrogant, and others find talking about themselves difficult. However, as someone once said to me, ‘Michelle, if you don’t claim the credit for your work, there will be […]

Who’s controlling who?

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Control. It’s a powerful word. Control is a concept that exists across the spectrum of our personal and professional lives. We love to feel like we are in control of what we do, who we are, why we do something and where we are heading. Feeling in control, feels good, comforting even. Given that our […]

Is the end of year rush getting to you?

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Is your diary jam-packed? Are you looking ahead and seeing limited or no more gaps in your working day? Are your weekends loaded with social engagements? Are you feeling the pressure to get things tied off before the end of the year? If so, you’re in that inevitable pre-Christmas and pre-summer holiday rush. It happens […]

Your presence matters

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If you’ve ever been in a meeting with someone and it’s clear they aren’t paying attention to you or the conversation, you’ll know it doesn’t feel good. You leave the interaction thinking, ‘Why did I bother? They are clearly not interested’. Their lack of presence is apparent, as is the negative impact it can have […]