Fast Company: 6 Ways Great Leaders Step Up in the Moment to Inspire Their Teams

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Thanks to Fast Company, in this article, Michelle observes that every time there is a change, you need to reassess the team’s dynamics and discuss and agree on the principles of how to work together. The lingering impact of COVID-19 on working relationships continues, along with shifts in societal trends, both of which have implications […]

The Eight Signs Your Team isn’t a Team

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If there’s a show about dancing, then it’s always on my ‘watch’ list, so I was excited when Dance Life was released. It chronicles the real-life experiences of dancers going through their final year at Sydney’s Brent Street dance school. The sheer talent of the dancers is breathtaking, but what impresses me is the teamwork. They rely […]

Bite Magazine: Workplace flexibility

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Thanks to John Burfitt and Bite Magazine for inviting Michelle to share her insights on workplace flexibility, for open conversations between employers and employees to identify what flexibility means to each individual and how to set clear parameters that align with business requirements. Workplace flexibility has emerged as a key expectation of employees in the […]

Who’s controlling who?

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Control. It’s a powerful word. Control is a concept that exists across the spectrum of our personal and professional lives. We love to feel like we are in control of what we do, who we are, why we do something and where we are heading. Feeling in control, feels good, comforting even. Given that our […]

Is likeability getting in your way?

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Many years ago, I worked with a leader who wanted everyone to like them. There was an upside to this because it meant they’d often say ‘yes’ to my requests. The downside was that their desire for likeability meant they didn’t like making unpopular or hard decisions, even when it was the best course of […]

Leader’s Digest: Your Presence Matters

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In this article for Leader’s Digest, Michelle shares tips on why presence matters as a leader.  If you’ve even 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. Continue reading.

Business Essentials Daily podcast: Have you made the wrong hire?

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Thanks to SoundCartel’s Business Essentials Daily podcast, Michelle had a great conversation with Chris Ashmore about what to do when your recent hire doesn’t live up to expectations. What happens when the person you’ve hired isn’t performing as you’d hoped? It’s important to have an onboarding process that continues well after the employee’s first day, […]

Bored Panda: Person Worries About Getting Paid To Do Nothing, The Internet Shoves Some Sense Into Them

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Thanks to Bored Panda for the opportunity for Michelle to contribute her insights about what do you do if your boss continues to ignore you. Michelle also comments that if your boss is ignoring you, don’t hesitate to speak up. Before starting a new job, you can’t always know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. […]

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Thanks to the Business Essentials Daily podcast, Michelle and Chris Ashmore had a fabulous conversation about how to deal with unmotivated staff.  If you want to motivate your team, retain good talent and create an environment where everyone is performing, it’s important to take the time to get to know your team members individually. Michelle […]