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

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 […]

Inside Small Business: Want better output? Then focus on the safety of your team

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Michelle provides four points in how to get better output from your team, in this article for Inside Small Business. When leaders think about ways to motivate their team, safety isn’t something that would typically top the list of considerations, and yet it plays a crucial role. People want to work in an environment where […]

HR Director NZ: Want better output? Then focus on the safety of your team

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For HR Director New Zealand, Michelle provides four points in how to get better output from your team. Read the article here. Consider the impact that safety has on how your team connects, engages and works together. When leaders think about ways to motivate their team, safety isn’t something that would typically top the list […]

New Idea: Turn your side hustle into a career

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Published in New Idea, Michelle provides key tips and tricks to turn your side hustle into a career. Research shows that the number of people with side hustles is growing, with predictions that it will become the norm as we move into the ‘gig economy’.  And with many of us transitioning during and after COVID-19 […]

CEOWorld Magazine: The benefits of reverse mentoring and what you can learn from those younger than you

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In this article for CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle writes about reverse mentoring where the traditional mentee and mentor role is swapped. As organisations become more complex, the need for dialogue, understanding and the willingness for leaders to check assumptions and listen to diverse perspectives is essential. One way to do that effectively is through reverse mentoring. […]

Money & Life: Burnout – spot the warning signs

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Published in Money & Life, in this article Michelle provides five easy tips to help team leaders create mentally healthier workplaces. 1. Find the right level Research reveals that a certain amount of pressure is good for us because it helps motivate us and keeps us focused. When we experience the right amount of challenge […]

Business Woman Media: Supercharge your negotiating skills with these 5 tips

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Here are Michelle’s five tips to supercharge your negotiating skills, in this article for Business Women Media. People often think of negotiating as something they rarely do. In reality, you negotiate many times a day. Whether it’s a discussion with your partner as to who’s collecting the children from school, or a discussion with a […]

Inside FMCG: Workplace reset

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Published in Inside FMCG, in this article Michelle says the work-from-home experiment of the last few months has provided an opportunity for change. As employers and employees confront new ways of working due to COVID-19, the level of adjustment required across workplaces has and will be mixed. For some employees, the rapid move to working […]

CEO Magazine: Hidden leadership traps that threaten long term success

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In this article for CEO Magazine, Michelle explains the five traps that could trip up your long term success as a leader. Executives are often seen as strong leaders who have it all together as they take on a company’s responsibilities and pave the way for long term success. Michelle Gibbings says that the road […]