Insurance Business Magazine: Why friendships are important at work

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Thanks to Insurance Business Magazine, Michelle explains why workplace friendships are important.  Organisations often talk about culture but rarely consider the role friendships play in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive work environment. Continue reading.

psnews.com.au: When feedback is a gift we can do without

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We have been made to believe that feedback is a necessary and a positive thing. In this article  for psnews.com.au, Michelle provides examples of when feedback can be unhelpful and perhaps even destructive. You will have heard the saying that feedback is a gift — yet there are times when it doesn’t feel like that. Recently, […]

Mortgage Professional Magazine: Why friendships are important at work

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Thanks to Mortgage Professional Magazine, Michelle explains why workplace friendships are important.  Organisations often talk about culture but rarely consider the role friendships play in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive work environment. Continue reading.

CEOWorld Magazine: How to manage precious and difficult people

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Avoiding difficult people may be the common approach. However, thanks to CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle says you should spend time with them and explains how best to do this.  We all have people in our personal and professional life who we find challenging. We may label them as ‘precious’, ‘difficult’ or ‘hard work’.  The typical approach […]

Is your communication all about you?

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It’s a typical workday. You rush from meeting to meeting (and yes, you can rush virtually too). Send a few emails and text messages and talk with a team member to update them on things you think they need to know. You then rush to your next meeting. Sound familiar? I’ll admit I’ve been guilty […]

Leader’s Digest: Where will you give the gift of time?

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Thanks to Leadership Institute of Sarawak Civil Service’s Leader’s Digest Issue 65, Michelle explains how it’s easy to waste our time and the time of others and tips on how to change that. We all know that time is finite, and once it passes by, you can’t get it back. During the COVID-19 enforced lockdowns, […]

IIDM: Why Friendships Are Important At Work

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Thanks to the International Institute of Directors and Managers (IIDM), Michelle shares her thoughts on why work friendships are important. Organisations often talk about culture but rarely consider the role that friendships play in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive work environment. Some leaders believe that if a work environment is too collegiate, people will […]

Leaderonomics: Where Will You Give the Gift of Time?

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Stop wasting time on unrewarding activities to boost productivity. Michelle explains more in this article published for Leaderonomics. We all know that time is finite, and once it passes by, you can’t get it back. During the COVID-19 enforced lockdowns, we discovered the benefits of a slower pace, and yet a typical lament is that […]

CEO Magazine: Why gratitude at work matters

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Practising workplace gratitude is about equipping leaders and employees with the strategies and mechanisms to cope with challenges and change. Thanks to CEO Magazine for the opportunity for Michelle to share her thoughts. When organisations analyse their culture and determine their values, ‘gratitude’ isn’t a trait that is likely to appear, and yet it is […]

CEO Magazine: Why you shouldn’t confuse meetings with collaborations

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Meetings aren’t likely to go away, so rather than view them as a waste of time, spend time planning and strategising to realise their collaborative intent. Continue reading as Michelle explains more in this article from CEO Magazine.  Meetings, meetings and more meetings. The meeting culture in most organisations is still pervasive, and during the […]