Is technology controlling you, or are you controlling it?
Publication: happiness | performance | stress
Over the summer, I had the joy of spending six days in nature. There was no technology. I didn’t listen to music or podcasts while walking. Instead, I focused on putting one foot in front of the other and regularly stopping to immerse myself in the awe of the surrounding environment. If you’ve ever spent […]
In The Black: How to give your career a boost
Publication: careers | performance | workplace
Thanks to Jessica Mudditt for a great conversation about how to boost your career. Today’s episode explores expert strategies for rebooting and refreshing your accounting and finance career. We share advice and tips on how you can leverage skills and experiences to give your career a boost. Offering their insights are our two guest experts. […]
psnews.com.au: Challenge yourself to think differently
Publication: habits | performance | stakeholders
In this article for psnews.com.au, Michelle says understanding the world from another person’s perspective can promote social bonds and group harmony. The children’s book, A Tale of Two Beasts, by Fiona Roberton tells the tale of a little girl and a small animal (labelled a “strange beast” in the book). In the first part, the story is told […]
When helping becomes unhelpful
Publication: habits | performance | workplace
In the delightful children’s book, The Boy, the Fox, the Horse and the Mole, a young boy becomes friends with three animals and along the way learns the wisdom of kindness. In the book, the young boy asks the horse, “What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said? ‘Help,’ said the horse. ‘Asking for help isn’t […]
Are you going beyond capability?
Publication: organisations | performance | stakeholders
At some stage in your career, you will likely have looked at someone in the hierarchy above you and wondered how they got there. There’s a saying that everyone rises to their own level of incompetence. It’s a concept initially developed by Canadian educator and author Laurence J Peter and published in the book, The Peter Principle, which […]
In The Black: Job creep explained and expert advice for handling it
Publication: organisations | performance | workplace
In this article by Jessica Muddit for In The Black, Michelle presents her ideas on how to say no at work without saying “It’s not my job’. Michelle suggests ways what to do if “job creep” comes your way. Job creep happens when a person performs tasks that are outside the agreed scope of their […]
AFR: How Friday afternoon email etiquette cuts weekend workloads
Publication: communication | innovation | performance
Thank you Tess Bennett, The Australian Financial Review’s technology reporter for the opportunity for Michelle to discuss how Friday afternoon email etiquette cuts weekend workloads. When Tara Horner joined Griffith University in 2021 as an alumni engagement manager, her supervisor gave her the rundown on how the team communicated with each other, including one uncommon […]
News Ltd: Words of wisdom for 2023
Publication: performance | resilience | Success
In this article for News Ltd, Michelle contributes her thoughts on how to spend your energy in 2023. It’s traditionally the time to reassess, question where we went wrong in the past year and where we succeeded. Continue reading.
InTheBlack: Career Moments to Acknowledge
Publication: careers | gratitude | performance
Thanks to Nicola Heath and InTheBlack Magazine, Michelle highlights how to make the most of four unsung moments that can have an impact on our professional lives. Some lesser-know yet important career moments are worth remembering – even receiving critical feedback. Continue reading.
psnews.com.au: Can you be sure no one’s watching?
Publication: performance | stakeholders | workplace
In this article for psnews.com.au, Michelle says we tend to be on our best behaviour when we know someone is watching — the embarrassment comes when we don’t know we are being observed. It’s hard to be bored when there is always so much to watch and learn from people around you. People-watching is a […]