Do you need to shift your perspective?

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The children’s book, A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton tells the tale of a little girl and a small animal (labelled a “strange beast” in the book). In the first part, the story is told from the girl’s perspective. One day she is walking through the “deep dark woods” and sees a strange little beast. She […]

She Defined: 8 ways to supercharge your career

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Thank you to She Defined for inviting Michelle to contribute her ideas about how you can supercharge your career. In this article, Michelle outlines eight ways you can do that.  The year is unfolding amidst much uncertainty and mixed expectations, and you may be wondering if now is a good time to make a career […]

Insurance Business Magazine: Why friendships are important at work

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Thanks to Insurance Business Magazine, Michelle explains why workplace friendships are important.  Organisations often talk about culture but rarely consider the role friendships play in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive work environment. Continue reading.

psnews.com.au: Making social media work for you

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Thanks to psnews.com.au, in this article Michelle advises while visibility on social media is increasingly a requirement of modern life, she warns your posts can instantly shape how people see you, your character and your reputation. As adults, we can be quick to advise children and teenagers to be careful about what they post on social media, but […]

Forbes: Tech overuse and stress

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In this article for Forbes, Michelle discusses that while technology can be a productivity booster, too much tech in a person’s working day can negatively impact their mental health and well-being. A report for the European Parliament reviewed 22 prior studies on the impacts of digital technologies in the workplace and highlighted the impact of what’s called […]

Institute of Managers and Leaders: How to get better at saying ‘no’ at work and why it matters

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Thanks to Institute of Managers and Leaders, in this article Michelle explains why getting better at saying no at work matters. When it comes to the ingredients for career success, people are often encouraged to think that they should say ‘yes’ to every opportunity or piece of work that comes their way. Always saying ‘yes’ […]

Be alert and ready to adapt

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The world is awash with predictions, forecasts and expectations about the stock market, economy, politics, world affairs and society (to name a few). For example, Forrester’s research suggests that automation will strip out approximately 1.5m jobs from the local economy. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs 2020 report concluded that technology-driven job creation would outpace job destruction (over […]

SmartCompany: Why workplace wellness plans are a critical part of post-COVID business culture

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Organisations can’t operate successfully without a healthy and thriving workforce. Thanks to SmartCompany, in this article Michelle discusses why caring for your team members is so important.  The pandemic brought new workplace challenges to the fore, while employee concerns about mounting workloads, constant change and expectations about always being contactable outside work continue to rise. […]

Being quiet won’t help you

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We love a good trend. Last year, apparently, Australians were following the American trend, and the Great Resignation was coming to our shores. It turns out that was a bit of a furphy, and Australians didn’t ditch their jobs on mass and move to new careers or organisations. The latest trend is ‘quiet quitting’, to which attention was […]

Business in Colour: Influence Up

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Thanks to Sadhana Smiles and Div Pillay for this great conversation on the Business in Colour podcast as Michelle discusses how we make assumptions based on past experiences on how things should be, and stereotype views we may have. Michelle also reflects on her own personal experience around this.  Michelle Gibbings is an author of […]