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 […]

psnews.com.au: Finding your learning mantra

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In a world overloaded with information, much of it is questionable. Thanks to psnews.com.au, 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 […]

The best competition is with yourself

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Whether the person takes credit for your work, always looks for ways to position themselves better to come out on top or finds fault with your work, no doubt at some stage in your career, you’ve worked with the overly competitive type. The need to compete can be personality-based, arise due to how a person […]