Yahoo Finance: 7 ways to use the end of 2021 to supercharge your career in 2022

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Thanks to Yahoo Finance for allowing Michelle to provide her seven tips on how to supercharge your career in 2022. Read on. 2021 has been another year of uncertainty and change, so as you look into 2022 and the hope of brighter days, now is the perfect time to take stock and set your career […]

How to have a courageous conversation with your boss?

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Your relationship with your boss may be rocketing along successfully, and then it seems to veer off course, or perhaps it’s always been a little rocky and unpredictable. As well, with more people working from home, workplace dynamics are shifting, and you may be finding that the amount of face time you have with your […]

How to build brand YOU one step at a time

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When you think about brands, what springs to mind? It’s likely to be a range of companies and products, or perhaps even your favourite social media influencer (if you have one). Seth Godin writes about how a company’s brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, when considered together, determine the reason […]

What rules do you need to break?

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I was chatting with a musician recently about how he learned to play jazz. He told me that one of the most complicated aspects is that your playing gets worse as you learn more technical skills before you get better. He explained how one of the critical parts of successful jazz playing is improvisation, but […]

New Idea: 5 ways to never feel stressed at work again

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New Idea invited Michelle to contribute her thoughts (in the article below) on how to reduce stress at work. Read Michelle’s suggestion at point #2 below.  Is the pressure building at work? Turn to these ideas. You know the feeling. It’s Saturday night and a creeping sense of dread arrives whenever you think about the working […]

HRD: COVID fatigue? Leadership tips to revitalise your team

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It’s been a challenging time for many employees and employers, making team connection and engagement more critical than ever. Michelle was delighted to be interviewed by HRD to share her tips and insights on how to bring back connection and rebuild and enhance your team’s dynamics. Read the article below. Next week marks 12 months […]

AFR: Career Tip

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Michelle was invited by The Australian Financial Review to provide a career tip of the week. This week Michelle comments on how not to let working remotely kill the culture of your team. Remote working is here to stay, so leaders must try to establish and maintain a healthy culture that adapts to this new […]

Vet Practice: Game Plan

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In this article written by John Burfitt for Vet Practice, he writes that there are many different views on how best to gain competitive advantage. So which one is right? I was invited to provide my comments on this, please read below. When it comes to following good business wisdom when running your own practice, […]

Are you ready?

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Out of curiosity and perhaps a secret desire for validation, I’ve been running a straw poll to check how rested, and ready people are for the year ahead. Why might you ask? Well, I noticed that even though I had scheduled holidays over Christmas and summertime, I didn’t feel like I had a break. My […]

ARF: Five tips on asking for a pay rise in a pandemic

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In these unusual times, it may be hard to ask for a pay rise. In this article written by Natasha Boddy for the Australian Financial Review, Michelle provides suggestions on how to do this during a pandemic. Asking for a pay rise can be a difficult conversation at the best of times, but the coronavirus […]