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 […]

What perspective are you taking?

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As you are reading or listening to the news today, consider how much space is devoted to stories that are positive versus negative. Was it more negative or more optimistic? I wouldn’t be surprised if you concluded there was a dominant focus on the negative. With such a focus on what’s not so good in […]

Leaderonomics: Who are you Under (or Over) Estimating?

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Thanks to Leaderonomics for the opportunity for Michelle to share her thoughts on finding balance between underconfidence and overconfidence. In the binge-worthy Netflix TV series, Anatomy of a Scandal, you watch how the relationships between the characters unfold as a politician’s affair unravels and plays out in the press. One of the lead female characters, Sophie […]

NewsLtd SmartDaily The Mercury: Eight things you should know before asking for your next pay rise

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With thanks to News Corp Australia, Michelle provides eight things you should know before asking for a pay rise.  With some planning and strategising, approaching your boss for a salary increase doesn’t need to be complicated. Here’s some tips for boosting your chances of landing the money. Continue reading.

NewsLtd SmartDaily The Australian: Eight things you should know before asking for your next pay rise

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With thanks to News Corp Australia, Michelle provides eight things you should know before asking for a pay rise.  With some planning and strategising, approaching your boss for a salary increase doesn’t need to be complicated. Here’s some tips for boosting your chances of landing the money. Continue reading.