psnews.com.au: An elusive search for the meaning of intelligence

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Thanks to psnews.com.au, Michelle outlines definitions of intelligence and finds that it can manifest itself in different ways across a range of individuals. There are many words we use to describe someone who is intelligent. For example: Brainy, clever, bright, brilliant, sharp, quick-minded and smart. Who immediately springs to mind for you when you think […]

Are you still on track?

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The Aesop’s fable – The Ass and his Driver – centres (as the title would suggest) on a Driver and an Ass. The story goes that the Ass was being driven along a road down the mountain when he “took it into his silly head to choose his own path”. The driver (who was also his so-called ‘master’) […]

The Morning Show: Entering the workforce

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Watch Michelle on The Morning Show as Michelle discusses how parents can help their children get their first job.  Michelle talks about resume writing, how parents can support and provide encouragement, suggestions on what to wear at an interview and tips about social media.

psnews.com.au: Is your leadership a problem for the team?

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In this article for psnews.com.au, Michelle says there are many aspects of poor leadership — the trick is to recognise them in others and maybe, even in yourself. If you were to outline the character traits of an ineffective leader what would spring to mind? Perhaps, at the extreme end, a narcissist or a bully; on the […]

Do you need to shift your perspective?

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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 from the girl’s perspective. One day she is walking through the “deep dark woods” and sees a strange little beast. She […]

Six ways to supercharge your Spring

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As we head into Spring (hooray), it’s the perfect time to spring-clean your motivation and make sure you (and your team) are ready to make the most of the remaining year. As the hours of sunshine get longer and the weather shifts to warmer days, your mood may positively shift, and so too your motivation […]

When does striving go too far?

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We are often told to set Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals. To strive for the best. To get it right. To not make mistakes. In short, to be perfect. Perfection. It’s an interesting concept because what’s perfect depends on perspective. We also hold different opinions on the merits of striving for perfectionism. As a concept, it […]

How do you characterise intelligence?

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There are many words we use to describe someone who is intelligent. For example, brainy, clever, bright, brilliant, sharp, quick-minded and smart. To name but a few. Who immediately springs to mind for you when you think of someone who fits that definition? We all have a view of what intelligence looks like and who […]

Channel 7 News: The booming job market

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Thanks to Channel 7 News last night for the opportunity for Michelle to talk about the booming job market and how to make the most of the current opportunities. Thanks to Jackie Quist for inviting Michelle on. Watch Michelle here.

Is your help, helpful?

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Pandas, polar bears, marine turtles and jaguars are a few of the animals that are solitary creatures. Humans are quite the opposite. We need interaction and connection. Evolutionary biologists have examined how we have evolved in small networks, which involved cooperation and conflict. What underpins cooperation is the concept of social exchange, whereby one person does […]