What’s around the corner?

Every day, news sources share stories about predictions and new studies about the future. Some of these stories are positive, others negative; some will arise, and others will not. It’s often a challenge to know what to pay heed to and what to ignore.  For example, this week, Forrester shared insights that automation will strip out […]

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 […]

What do you really know?

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Recently, I read Jess Hill’s confronting and compelling book, See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse. She recounts analysis which dismantles the concept of Stockholm Syndrome. I’m sure you’ve heard of it; perhaps like me, even used the term. If you haven’t, it was invented in 1973 by a psychiatrist, following a […]

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 […]

What are you role modelling?

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Recently, the eldest boy of family friends was showing his younger brother how to do something. It was fascinating, and at times slightly comical, to watch as he demonstrated the action, and then his younger brother emulated the action step by step. The younger brother wasn’t thinking about what to do; whether it was the […]

The Advertiser – How to get a handle on your boss

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In this article for the Career One section of The Advertiser, Michelle explains that there are four distinct types of boss and how to deal with them.  Having a good professional relationship with your boss can lead to higher engagement and more opportunities but building this requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach. There are four […]

Yahoo Finance: How to fall in love with your job in 2021

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Michelle was invited by Yahoo Finance to contribute her thoughts about how to love your job. Read Michelle’s six suggestions below or refer to the Yahoo Finance article here. The alarm goes off or your mobile phone pings to signal the start of the working day. Do you jump out of bed excited or roll […]

Inside FMCG: Make it work

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In this article for Inside FMCG, I outline how to manage your workforce in a post-lockdown world. With COVID-19 has come challenge and opportunity for workplaces, and as you look into the future what do you want to leave behind and carry forward in terms of how you work? Answering this question is important on […]

CareerOne: Steps to make you a survivor

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Featured in CareerOne, I was invited to share my thoughts on how to survive the changing nature of work. Read my contribution here. SURVIVING the changing nature of work will take more than being employed in what is seen to be a secure industry, such as healthcare, cleaning, services and logistics. Workplace expert Michelle Gibbings, […]

Is it too much of a good thing?

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Welcome to the first Weekly Insights for 2021! I hope you had time to rest and recharge over summer, so you are ready for another interesting year. At this time of the year, most people take time out to think about their goals for the year ahead. For some people, that activity may be cursory […]

Moving Forward Leadership podcast: How to deal with Bad Bosses

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In this podcast for Moving Forward Leadership, Michelle and the host, Scott McCarthy discuss Michelle’s background and story, the 4 types of bosses and how to deal with them, the 7 step guide to dealing with a bad boss, what to do if you’re a bad boss and the bad habits that impact the way […]

AFR: The top jobs of 2021 (and how you can land one)

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What are the top jobs for 2021? In this article written by Natasha Boddy for the Australian Financial Review, Michelle explains which jobs are set to boom and how you can land one. View the AFR article here. Cybersecurity, IT, logistics, cloud engineering and accounting are just some of the areas that look set to […]

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 […]

WYZA: Starting over. Again.

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In this article written by John Burfitt for WYZA, Michelle offers her thoughts about starting your career over again and how to seek fresh job and career opportunities. Surviving a career crisis is a matter of learning how to put all the building blocks back together again. Just because the current job market seems to […]

Inside HR: Managing your workforce in a post-lockdown world

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With COVID-19 has come challenge and opportunity for workplaces, and as you look into the future what do you want to leave behind and carry forward in terms of how you work? Read more in this article Michelle wrote for Inside HR. Leadership matters no matter the working environment – be it the office or […]

Institute of Managers and Leaders: Why it’s time to shift your perspective

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As 2020 comes to an end, Michelle explains – in this article for the Institute of Managers and Leaders – why now is a good time to challenge your perspective. The year 2020 is one many will be happy to forget, however, before saying ‘good riddance’ to the year that was it is useful to […]

Wrapping up your year

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When 2020 kicked off with the usual new year festivities no one was predicting that the year would unfold as it has. It’s been a year of uncertainty, change and thankfully, also hope. It was also a reminder that despite great intentions, concrete plans and strategic foresight, there are always going to be things you […]

Women’s Agenda: Got a bad boss? You’re not alone. Michelle Gibbings wants to change that

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Michelle highlights, in this article written by Angela Priestley for Women’s Agenda, that there are bad bosses everywhere. Michelle says: “People don’t approach me for coaching or mentoring help because they’re finding the work too hard. They come to me and say I am struggling with the relationships at work.” Change is possible… read on. […]

The Daily Telegraph: Prove your worth

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In this article written by Melanie Burgess for the Careers section of The Saturday Telegraph, Michelle offers her thoughts on how to prove your worth when seeking a promotion or role in a new organisation. Michelle highlights the importance of keeping track of your achievements and how to maintain your portfolio or work. Workers must […]