Do you look to change last?

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Regularly, consulting firms release analyses on the challenges facing businesses and leaders. Reports, such as this one from KPMG, are insightful and provide helpful focal points for leaders. More often than not, issues around change and transformation top the list. However, what’s rarely included as a leadership challenge is the need for leaders to challenge their […]

Who controls your day?

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Do you remember the memo? How you answer that question is likely age-dependent. For the uninitiated, the memo was a communication process that has mostly left the workplace. You’d write your message, and everyone who needed to receive a copy would be listed at the top of the page. It was printed out, and each respondent’s […]

The New Daily: Bleisure travel works wonders as a perk

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Thanks to Kate Jones, Senior Reporter and The New Daily for inviting Michelle to provide her comments about bleisure. Blurring of work-life boundaries has its downsides, but bleisure is definitely not one of them. Blending business and leisure is a work perk more people are taking advantage of when they travel on the company purse. […]

Nine tips for setting boundaries and sticking to them

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Boundaries…you know what they are and likely recognise how important they are too. Are you good at setting boundaries and sticking to your commitments, or do you (like me) sometimes fudge around the edges? There are many reasons why setting boundaries between your work and home life is challenging. A few examples are a fear […]

Do you know your limits?

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There are things we know and things we think we know. There are also things that we assume everyone else knows. The critical question is whether we can identify the limits of our knowledge and understanding and the assumptions underpinning our thinking. Earlier this year, I was chatting with a friend about the inner dialogue we […]

CNBC: Simon Sinek: ‘The skill of having an uncomfortable conversation is essential’—this hack can make it easier

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In this article for CNBC, Michelle was invited to add her comments about uncomfortable conversations.  Uncomfortable conversations are inevitable — and that’s why learning to navigate them is necessary for building healthy relationships and a successful career. Maybe you need to offer a friend or colleague some constructive criticism, or you’ve been called into a […] Finding your learning mantra

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In a world overloaded with information, much of it is questionable. Thanks to, Michelle suggests a way to focus on what really matters to you. When I go into a bookstore, I rarely leave without a few purchases, and my Kindle is full of books I am waiting to read. As you can appreciate (also […]

Do you really know what’s going on?

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Admiral Horatio Nelson is considered one of Britain’s best naval commanders, with a long and distinguished career culminating in the country’s decisive victory over Napoleon that ended the threat of a French invasion. In 1801, he was appointed second in command to admiral, Sir Hyde Parker. This appointment was at the time of the French Napoleonic […]