Are You Willing to Discard Long-Held Beliefs and Understanding?

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A crucial aspect of having a long and successful career is continuous learning. Learning new skills is one thing, but what do you do when the learning requires you to discard long-held beliefs, data or an understanding of how things are? Throughout our lives, we amass pieces of information and data, forming knowledge, views, and […]

Women Love Tech: How to Adapt to New Workplace Technologies

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In this exclusive article for Women Love Tech, Michelle shares her insights on how to adapt to new workplace technology. Be curiously adaptive Every day, news sources share stories about the AI future, and depending on which side of the divide you sit on, this technological shift will either ruin workplaces or be a productivity […]

Are Your Skills About to Expire?

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If someone were to tell you that in less than five years your skills would be 50% less relevant than they are today, would you believe them? Well, you should because that’s the prediction. It’s suggested that the ‘half-life’ for skills, in general, is around 5 years, while for technical fields it’s more like 2.5 years. The […]

Upskilling the Team? Don’t Do It Alone

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You don’t have to look too far to see reports about how technology is changing the nature of work, with a consequential impact on the skills and capabilities we need now and in the future. AI and automation will reduce and, in some areas, eliminate process-based tasks. There will be new roles and functions, roles […]

Leader’s Digest: Upskilling the Team? Don’t Do it Alone

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Thanks to Leader’s Digest, Michelle shares strategies for engaging your team in future-ready capability building.  You don’t have to look too far to see reports about how technology is changing the nature of work, with a consequential impact on the skills and capabilities we need now and in the future. Continue reading.  

What’s your guiding question?

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Questions. They can be powerful and provocative. Helpful and unhelpful. When positioned well they are more than a linguistic expression seeking an answer. They can catalyse dialogue, critical thinking, problem-solving and relationship-building. They can also help guide the decisions you make both personally and professionally. One question I use to guide decision-making is, ‘If I do […]

Kochie’s Business Builders: 6 questions to ask before you turn your side hustle into a full-time business

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In this article for Kochie’s Business Builders, Michelle shares the six questions you should consider before turning that side hustle into a full-time business. Stories of people taking their ‘side hustle’ and turning it into a multi-million dollar business make being an entrepreneur and business owner sound enticing and rewarding. But success doesn’t always happen […]

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 […]