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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]