Seven tips for managing an entitled team member

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Working with an entitled team member is challenging, and so too is managing an entitled team member. Employees with high psychological entitlement morally rationalise their behaviour to explain workplace outcomes in a self-serving manner and still see themselves positively. Research shows they have lower levels of engagement, are more likely to engage in unethical behaviour, […]

Leaderonomics: How Do You Do Leadership?

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Effective leadership begins with you as I explain in this article for Leaderonomics. The true character of a person’s leadership comes to the fore in times of a crisis. None more so than Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose words when offered safe passage to the US were, “The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride.” […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Four warning signs you are drunk on power

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In this article for CEOWorld Magazine, I provde four warning signs that you may be drunk on power. Continue reading below. You don’t have to look too far to see examples of the misuse of power, with examples littered throughout history and across politics, business, and community sectors. Professor Dacher Keltner from Berkley University found […]

Where will you give the gift of time?

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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 there is never enough time in the day. As the pace of life picks up again, time seems […]

Leaderonomics: Who Do Your Stories Serve?

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There’s a perspective that there is a story inside all of us just waiting to be heard, but what if the story you are telling yourself isn’t helping and it needs to change? Thanks to Leaderonomics for the opportunity to share my perspective.  The world is full of stories. The stories we read. The ones […]

How to make the exit a good one

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  People joining and leaving teams and organisations is a regular part of the working world. Often, there is a focus on ensuring a person’s entry to the organisation is seamless and welcoming. Yet, a person’s exit isn’t given the same level of care and attention. When a valued employee leaves an organisation to work […]

CFO Magazine: Leadership is a choice

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As published in CFO Magazine, Michelle asks the question if you’ve ever wondered if you’re a bad boss? Read on. Fictionalised in movies, but all too real in offices, factories, and worksites worldwide, we’ve all worked for one — the bad boss. But have you ever wondered if you’re someone else’s lousy boss? No rational […]

What’s your part?

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When your working relationship with your boss is challenging, it’s easy to lay the blame at their feet. Perhaps you have judged them to be ineffective, unethical, power-hungry, a bully, a narcissist, a perfectionist, a micro-managing control freak, or some other not so lovely adjective that defines how you see them. They may be all […]

IML: Want better outcomes at work? Focus on safety in all its forms

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Thanks to the Institute of Managers and Leaders for the opportunity for Michelle to share her wisdom about how to be motivate your team. Michelle says focus on safety and you’ll get better outcomes.  When leaders think about motivating their team, safety isn’t something that usually tops the list of considerations, yet it plays a […]

Leaderonomics: Decision Making Isn’t One Size Fits All

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Making the right decision will lead to a great outcome as Michelle explains in this article published by Many years ago, I worked for someone who based their entire decision-making framework on the catchphrase – ‘A quick decision’s a good decision’. Sometimes this approach worked in their favour, and other times, it left them […]