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

Jamaica Blue: Make that change

To change gears on your career demands some genuine evaluation before taking the plunge and making the big change. At this time of year, as the best new year’s resolutions have possibly become distant memories, it’s not too late to consider the changes you want to make in your life. A career change may be […]

Sourcable: How Architects Can Manage Major Change Within Their Practices

Significant reorganisation can occur when practices either acquire other practices or are themselves acquired, have divisions spilt off, move into new sectors, upsize or downsize in response to economic conditions or simply engage in restructuring in order to improve operational performance. That raises interesting questions about how change can be managed from a viewpoint of […]

Inside Small Business: Meeting the challenge of change

We live in interesting times. Change is everywhere and it impacts organisations both large and small. For leaders, this means the environment they are working in is often ambiguous, complex and disruptive. To survive and flourish in this environment, small businesses need to master four key steps… Inside Small Business Magazine recently published Michelle’s article […]

Australian Broker Magazine: Step Up and Lead

Conscious change leaders are not one-dimensional. They work across boundaries, embrace new ideas and learnings, and are innovative, authentic, compassionate and resilient. They challenge dominant paradigms, and lead and support others to thrive through change. Most importantly, they accept the notion that successful organisational transformation involves personal change for them. My article “Step Up and Lead” […]

AIPM – Flagship: Don’t get left behind

Let this sink in: the job you have today probably won’t be around in a decade. If you’re like many project managers, the changing nature of work heralded by smart systems, complex environments and client demands requires you to continually update your skills. To succeed in this environment, project managers needs to draw on a […]

Mamamia: Why it’s time we let go of the “having it all” myth

It’s time to bust the myth and get real about life. Nobody has it all and gets everything they want all the time. So how can we let go of the “having it all” myth? Read the full article on the Mamamia website. — In a celebrity-obsessed world where people’s lives play out on social media, it […]

Women’s Agenda: Six signs your leadership is in trouble

Successfully leading a team isn’t easy. The best leaders recognise this fact, and know they make mistakes. They understand there are often better ways to do things and that their ideas are not the only ideas worth pursuing. They are also alert to the warning signs that signal their leadership may be faltering, or even in trouble. […]

Smart Company: Six signs your startup’s in trouble because of your leadership

Successfully leading a team isn’t easy. The best leaders recognise this fact, and know they make mistakes. They understand there are often better ways to do things and that their ideas are not the only ideas worth pursuing. They are also alert to the warning signs that signal their leadership may be faltering, or even […]

CEO World Magazine: Why great leadership isn’t a popularity contest

It’s becoming harder than ever for leaders to navigate and thrive in this complex, ambiguous and ever-shifting environment.  Consequently, many leaders fall into the trap of taking the path of least resistance and making decisions that are easy and popular, rather than difficult. However, complex and adaptive problems are not solved by the ‘quick fix’. […]

Cream Magazine: Up and at ‘em – Stepping up to change at work and play

Step Up is a handy pocketbook seemingly targeted to individuals in corporate managerial positions but, frankly, beneficial to anyone wishing to learn how better to influence others. It therefore ought to appeal to anyone who is up to improving their interpersonal skills, be it a CEO of a huge firm or the guy in accounting […]

HRM Online: Want to be a leader? Here is why you need to work on your influence

Leaders who can’t build support for initiatives and get things done are quickly left behind. If you want to know how to have more influential, the full article was shared to the Human Resources Media website. — Leaders who can’t build support for initiatives and get things done are quickly left behind. One expert walks […]

HRM Online: 2 questions that will help you master decision making

You make choices every day, but have you ever sat back and thought about the process behind your decision making? To figure out how to go about things, ask yourself these two questions. To find out what these questions are, read the full article on the Human Resources Media website. — You make choices every […]

HRD Australia: Six tips for making wise HR decisions

Having highly attuned and skilled decision making skills is a critical success factor. The pre-frontal cortex becomes tired easily. That’s the part of the brain that’s involved in thinking, analysing and reasoning. Consequently, the brain takes short cuts to conserve energy. So how do you overcome barriers to making wise HR decisions? Read HC Online‘s full […]

HRD Australia: How to be an influential leader

An influential leader is somebody who works across boundaries and embraces new learnings. In particular, they are comfortable challenging dominant paradigms and embracing change. Do you want to know how to be an influential leader? You can read the full article on the HC Online website. — An influential leader is somebody who works across […]

Podcast: Let’s talk about how to become a better influencer

In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Michelle Gibbings about how to become a better influencer. In today’s complex environment, being able to influence is an essential skill to stand out of the crowd and ultimately make more progress. Points raised in this podcast: A project manager navigates large and complicated pieces of work with […]

HC Online: How to be an influential leader

An influential leader is somebody who works across boundaries and embraces new learnings. They are comfortable challenging dominant paradigms and embracing change. To effectively lead in complex challenging environments, leaders need to firstly understand themselves and then be open to shifting their mindset. Michelle’s article on how to be an influential leader was published recently […]

CEO World Magazine: Is your decision making ruining your change program?

The capability of leaders to make good decisions during times of change is critical. Decisions are taken to make progress.  So if a leader’s decision making is ineffective, the organisation will either stall, make limited progress or head in the wrong direction. Read my article in CEO World Magazine and find out if your decision making […]

Brisbane Times: Why friendships are important at work

Organisations often talk about culture, but rarely consider the role that having friends at work plays in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive environment. I wrote about this, you can read the article, published in the Brisbane Times, here. — Organisations often talk about culture, but rarely consider the role that having friends at work […]

WA Today: Why friendships are important at work

Organisations often talk about culture, but rarely consider the role that having friends at work plays in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive environment. I wrote about this, you can read the article, published in WA Today, here. — Organisations often talk about culture, but rarely consider the role that having friends at work plays […]

The Age: Why friendships are important at work

Organisations often talk about culture, but rarely consider the role that having friends at work plays in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive environment. I wrote about this, you can read the article, published in The Age, here. — Organisations often talk about culture, but rarely consider the role that having friends at work plays […]