Women’s Day: How to find part-time work

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Michelle was invited by Women’s Day magazine to share her tips, in this article, on how to find part-time work.  You may want to ease into retirement, or are seeking shorter working hours because you need to spend more time with children or ageing parents. Whatever the reason, if you’ve seeking part-time or more flexible […]

Inside Small Business: There is no “I” in team

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For this article featured in the Autumn edition of Inside Small Business, Michelle highlights five ways to motivate and bring your team together. Would you prefer to work alone or as part of a team? It’s a question people are often asked in a job interview. How a person answers that question isn’t solely determined […]

Inside FMCG: R.E.S.P.E.C.T

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Michelle wrote this article for Inside FMCG magazine that discusses respect and appreciation for your team. Being a leader can be hard at times, yet there are also many times when it can be straightforward. When you ask employees what they want from their leader, the answers are relatively consistent and simple. Christine Porath, Georgetown […]

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 […]

CEO Magazine: The hidden dangers of workplace loyalty

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Loyalty is important because it strengthens connections and relationships, but can it go too far? At what point does loyalty cease to be helpful? Michelle explains in this article for CEO Magazine, loyalty matters, but not at the expense of debate, learning and progress. Loyalty is important because it strengthens connections and relationships, but things […]

Are you pulling in the right direction?

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In recent weeks I’ve noticed the pace of life picking back up, and I’ve felt myself resisting the pullback to the pre-COVID life where there was always too much to do. Too many places to be. Too many things to try and squeeze into one day. As a friend commented recently, “During COVID lockdowns, where […]

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 […]

Are you part of the drama?

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As the latest series of Married at First Sight unfolds on the TV, you may be like me and scratching your head and wondering why anyone would subject themselves to it (either participating or watching). There’s no doubt it’s good drama with a heady mix of emotions, gossip and intrigue. Like other productions of a similar genre, […]

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 […]

Daily Mail: The four different types of bosses you’ll meet throughout your career and how to handle them

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In this article written by Sophie Haslett for The Daily Mail, Michelle shares her views on four different types of bosses: mercenary; believer; illusionist; liberator. Read each type’s mantra and how you can best work with each of them. A careers expert has revealed the four different types of boss you’ll come across in your […]

Are you on the right treadmill?

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People often talk about happiness as though it’s a commodity – something to buy, seek out and ultimately secure. This searching for happiness becomes the focal point, shunning feelings of unhappiness or anything that doesn’t make them happy. It’s true that happiness matters, but it’s more complicated than just searching for happiness in personal and professional […]

AIST: Five warning signs your leadership is failing (and what to do about it)

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In this article for the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, I was invited to contribute my thoughts about the warning signs that your leadership is failing (and advice on what you can do about it). A study by the University of Southern California and London Business School (Power and over-confident decision making) found a correlation […]

Balance the Grind: In conversation

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In this interview piece published by Balance the Grind and authored by Hao, I was invited to share more about me, work-life balance and my thoughts on work. Read the interview below. 1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role? I spent 20+ years in […]

Are you assuming the worst?

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Putting on someone else’s shoes never seems like an inviting task. They may be too big, too small, too smelly or just not to your liking. Many years ago, at a team offsite, this is precisely what my team colleagues and I were asked to do. We had to take off our shoes and then […]

CFO Australia: Back to the Office? The CFOs Role in Rebuilding a Culture of Confidence.

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Are you heading back to the office? In this article for CFO Australia, I highlight the CFO’s role in rebuilding confidence in your workforce as we embrace a COVID-normal workforce. When champagne corks were popping to ring in the New Year, many organisations and employees were hoping that 2021 would see the end of uncertainty […]

Institute of Managers and Leaders: How are you role modelling?

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As a leader what you say and do sets the standard each and every day. Are you challenging yourself to live up to your own expectations? Thanks to the Institute of Managers and Leaders for inviting Michelle to share her thoughts in this article. Recently, the eldest boy of family friends was showing his younger […]

New Idea: 5 sure-fire ways to avoid job burnout

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Burnout is on the rise and it’s felt by many workers in today’s workforce. Michelle was invited by New Idea Magazine to contribute her thoughts in this article, on ways to avoid burnout at work. In the face of shrinking job stability, mounting workloads, fewer resources to complete work and less work­ life balance, it’s […]

Bad Boss resources

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Here’s the resources that support Michelle’s latest book Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one.  Thriving workplaces aren’t the result of the actions of one person; everyone owns their part. If you want to bring out the best in yourself and those around you, these exercises and […]

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, […]