Who is in your corner?

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With your role come stakeholders. Some might be easy to work with, others not so much. What’s common is they can make the progress you seek to make at work easier or harder. This is why it is crucial to know who’s in your corner, particularly if you are trying to change a system, process […]

Sky News: ‘Networking’ the key to landing a job and finding successful employment

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Sky News invited Michelle on the program to share ideas about jobs, networking and finding the next step in your career. Watch the clip to learn more. Your “network” is the key to landing your next job and sometimes taking that next job will “set you up” for a bigger and better role, according to […]

How to find out what’s really going on

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  It can be challenging when you discover that the person in your team whom you self-assessed as the star performer is letting their team down when it comes to leading. I confronted this same situation in one of my corporate roles. I had hired someone for a role, and from what I could see, […]

Ten warning signs of bad leadership in your team

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It can be challenging as a leader to self-diagnose areas where you can do better. At times, it can be even harder to accurately assess the effectiveness (or otherwise) of the leaders in your team. Sometimes, senior leaders miss what’s going on. Why? The leader in your team might be adept at managing up, and […]

active CEO podcast: I’ve got a Bad Boss

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On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Michelle Gibbings about I’ve got a bad boss, building strong relationships, learning the language of business and stepping into conversations you need to have. Listen here.    

CEO World Magazine: Why saying thank you at work matters

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In this article for  CEO World Magazine I explain why it’s important to treat your team with respect. Read on. 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 […]

The AM Show: How to avoid workplace drama

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Michelle had a fabulous conversation with Duncan and the NZ AM morning show crew talking about workplace drama. How do you stay out of the office drama and build great working relationships? Thanks to The AM Show team for having Michelle on.    

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 […]

Helping organisations thrive podcast – interview with Michelle Gibbings

Michelle was recently interviewed by Julian Roberts ahead of the Helping Organisations Podcast, due to be released in May 2021. In this live You Tube clip, Julian and Michelle discuss how you can take a bad boss conflict and turn it into a positive impact for your team and organisation. Watch the You Tube clip here […]

What are you chasing?

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It’s been one of those days where your working day doesn’t seem to work anymore. It may be because your boss is getting increasingly difficult. Perhaps your colleagues are driving you nuts, or you are just bored and ready for something else. When you reach this point, you’ll often get the well-intentioned but not so […]

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 […]

Mortgage Professional Magazine: Adapting leadership to a post-pandemic workforce

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In this article for Mortgage Professional Magazine, Michelle shares her ideas on how to adapt your leadership in a post-pandemic workforce. Since the social restrictions introduced in 2020 forced much of the Australian workforce to work from home, employers have been preparing for what the workforce will look like moving forward. Michelle Gibbings offers some […]

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 […]