Michelle regularly writes for and features in local and international publication and media outlets.

Good Magazine NZ: 4 types of bosses and how to deal with them

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In Michelle’s working life, she has come across four types of bosses. Michelle writes about the four types in this article published in Good Magazine NZ. Before you rush to pass judgement and sentence on your boss, it pays to understand what drives them and their behaviour. Over my working life, I’ve come across four […]

Body & Soul: 7 things to do if you have a toxic boss

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimised by your boss. Read the article Michelle contributed to Body & Soul to learn seven things to do if you have a toxic boss. Navigating relationships at the office can be tough. And while you don’t have to get along with everyone, it makes it particularly […]

The House of Wellness: How to make your side hustle a success

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In this interview for The House of Wellness, Michelle explains how a growing number of Australians are turning their side hustle into a second income stream. A growing number of Australians are starting side hustles, turning a hobby or a secret talent into a second income stream. According to AMP Foundation research, around two thirds […]

SmartCompany: Ever wondered if you’re someone else’s bad boss? I was, and this is what I learnt

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In this article for SmartCompany, Michelle Gibbings bravely concedes she was once a ‘bad boss’. She took feedback from her colleagues and amended her leadership style. Here’s Michelle’s advice for leaders who find themselves in the same boat. Fictionalised in movies, but all too real in offices, factories and worksites around the world, we’ve all […]

Women’s Agenda: I was a bad boss and this is what I learnt

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In this article for Women’s Agenda, Michelle Gibbings bravely concedes she was once a ‘bad boss’. She took feedback from her colleagues and amended her leadership style. Here’s Michelle’s advice for leaders who find themselves in the same boat. Fictionalised in movies, but all too real in offices, factories and worksites around the world, we’ve […]

The Advertiser: One in three Aussies would take a pay cut to work from home after COVID-19 restrictions lift

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Michelle was invited by The Advertiser to contribute her suggestions on how to negotiate a continued ‘work from home’ arrangement – read the article here. Aussies given a taste of working from home are so keen to keep their newfound flexibility that one in three would take a pay cut for the privilege. Exclusive figures […]

The Courier Mail: One in three Aussies would take a pay cut to work from home after COVID-19 restrictions lift

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Michelle was invited by The Courier Mail to contribute her suggestions on how to negotiate a continued ‘work from home’ arrangement – read the article here. Aussies given a taste of working from home are so keen to keep their newfound flexibility that one in three would take a pay cut for the privilege. Exclusive […]

Herald Sun: One in three Aussies would take a pay cut to work from home after COVID-19 restrictions lift

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Michelle was invited by the Herald Sun to contribute her suggestions on how to negotiate a continued ‘work from home’ arrangement – read the article here. Aussies given a taste of working from home are so keen to keep their newfound flexibility that one in three would take a pay cut for the privilege. Exclusive […]

The Daily Telegraph: One in three Aussies would take a pay cut to work from home after COVID-19 restrictions lift

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Michelle was invited by The Daily Telegraph to contribute her suggestions on how to negotiate a continued ‘work from home’ arrangement – read this article here. Aussies given a taste of working from home are so keen to keep their newfound flexibility that one in three would take a pay cut for the privilege. Exclusive […]

Thrive Global: It’s time to punctuate

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Published in Thrive Global, in this article Michelle suggests now is the time to punctuate as it’s easy to stop noticing what’s around you, which is why consciously punctuating your day matters. There’s plenty of books on happiness – The Art of Happiness, Authentic Happiness, Stumbling on Happiness, The Happiness Advantage, The Happiness Project – […]

In The Black: How to get the most out of a flexible workforce

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In this article for In The Black, Michelle explains how managers can get the most out of their employees in a flexible workforce. Read Michelle comments below. If flexible workplaces are to become a mainstay of our working lives in the long term, managers may need new methods of ensuring that productivity remains high. Many […]

HR Director: How to thrive under pressure – and avoid burnout

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For HR Director, Michelle says a major factor that influences workplace productivity, culture, and organisational outcomes is the employee-manager dynamic. Continue reading the article here. The root cause of challenging workplace dynamics is usually not down to one person or incident, according to Michelle Gibbings, founder and managing director of Change Meridian. However, a major […]

CEOWorld Magazine: What to do if you’re a bad boss

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In this article for CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle provides guidelines as to what to do if you are a bad boss. Being a leader today isn’t easy. Leaders are facing unchartered territory, an uncertain business environment and economic challenges the like of which many will never have experienced before. At the same time, there’s competing demands, […]

For Leaders Global Podcast: Michelle Gibbings on her new book Bad Boss (and giving hope and help)

Thanks so much to my friend Roh for inviting me to be on his and Mike’s fabulous podcast (FOR LEADERS GLOBAL) where we talk all things leadership and how to deal with challenging bosses. You can listen to the podcast on Apple here: https://apple.co/2QvyLxP Or on Spotify here: https://spoti.fi/31sN2BX Order your copy of Bad Boss: […]

IML: Why uncomfortable conversations are critical for success

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In this article published for Institute of Managers and Leaders, Michelle provides advice on how uncomfortable conversations are good for us. Uncomfortable conversations come in all shapes and sizes and for a variety of reasons. Getting comfortable with uncomfortable is essential for a fulfilled life. Uncomfortable conversations aren’t fun. They’re the conversation you put off […]

AFR: How to future-proof your career

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In this article published in the Australian Financial Review, Michelle was invited to contribute her thoughts about how you can future-proof your career in these very challenging times. Read Michelle’s comments below. Australia is in its first recession in 29 years, unemployment is at a 22-year high and each week seems to unleash a new […]

Balance the Grind: A conversation with Michelle Gibbings

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In this article published for Balance the Grind, Michelle answers questions around work-life balance, remote working, routines and habits. 1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role? I’ve had a varied career and consider myself incredibly blessed in terms of the scope of work, my […]