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

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 […]

In The Black: 5 simple rules for making better decisions

Leaders make many decisions every day. When determining important strategic matters – such as where to invest, which product to launch and how to address falling margins – the effectiveness of the decision-making process is crucial. To read five simple steps to making better decisions, head over to the In the black website. — These simple […]

HRD Australia: How leaders can extend their influence

Establishing influence takes effort and practice, and these are skills that can be learned. Head over to HC online where I shared ten steps to extend your influence. — Being able to influence is vital for leaders to get heard and to get initiatives across the line, according to Michelle Gibbings, founder of Change Meridian and author of the […]

Podcast: Stepping up in your career

From technical expert to leader – such a common journey across organisations and industries. A specialist who performs well in their job can find themselves being promoted and in a position to influence the work of many. But, as any person that’s been in that position will tell you, being technically brilliant  does not necessarily equip you […]

CEO World Magazine: To accelerate progress look at how you make decisions

Leaders make many decisions each day.  Decisions that range from simple things such as what tie or dress to wear, to more strategic matters such as where to invest, what product to launch and how to address falling margins. Want to master decision making – the CEO World Magazine shared some of my top tips. […]

Adviser Voice: 10 things you can do to build a better network

Do you know how effective your network is? Does it help or hinder your ability to grow your practice? If you want to boost your networking effectiveness, the Adviser Voice website shared my ten tips of what you can do. — The old saying “It’s not what you know – but who you know” is still […]

Mortgage Professional Australia: Four-step guide to driving the change in your business

Taking an established business in a new direction can be a daunting prospect. Change is everywhere – impacting on both large and small organisations. To survive and flourish in this environment, organisations need to master four key steps. Read the four steps in the Mortgage Professional Australia. — Taking an established business in a new […]

HRM Online: Career development – 5 ways to make sure you are up to speed

To find out how to assess where you currently sit and make a plan to get to where you want to be, read my Career Development article on the Human Resources Media website. — To stay current, HR practitioners need to focus on their own career development as much as helping employees with theirs. Here are […]

Executive Style: Seven career killers it’s tough to come back from

One minute you’re hotfooting it past all comers on your scramble to the top of your career. The next you’ve been sidelined, demoted or shunted off the fast track, thanks to an epic blunder which sees colleagues, clients and competitors shaking their heads and wondering what you were thinking. Besides doing something which sees your […]

Smart Company: Quit multi-tasking and try the three A’s of productivity

Multi-tasking is a myth – it’s time to try the three A’s of productivity. Find out what they are and read the full article on the Smart Company website. — The world is changing, and faster than it ever has before, and so the demands to do more with less time and resources continue. A […]

HRD Australia: How can HR become more influential?

HR professionals who are truly influential play a critical role in shaping how trends impact their organisation. However, the ability to be influential is not a skill that most HR practitioners exhibit. The good news is this is a talent which can be built up, rather than something innate within us. My article was shared […]

Public Sector News: Step up and build your career (link expired)

To step up and build your career, you need to know how to have impact and make progress. A critical part of this is building a profile and having a strong stakeholder network where you are known for something, respected and have people willing to speak for you. When people are hiring for a role they […]

CEO World Magazine: Want More Impact With Your Clients? Say Less

  Want more impact with clients? Try saying less. To find out how, head over to the CEO World Magazine where I share some of my tips. — Ever wondered how many words the average person speaks a day?  Turns out it’s around 16,215 for women, and 15,669 for men, according to the Scientific American. However […]

Learning & Development Professional: How to voice ideas and why it’s crucial to development

Have you ever worried about having a voice when sharing ideas because you were afraid of how people might react? To find out more and to avoid holding in your voice, read the full article of the Learning and Development Professional website. — Have you ever worried about speaking up in meetings or held back supporting an […]

Lawyers Weekly: How influence provides a competitive advantage

Having the competitive advantage of being able to influence is essential in today’s complex society. Why? Because it’s hard to get things done. It’s hard to navigate the complexity, and manage the competing demands for your time. The antidote to this dilemma – being able to influence. Read my article on the Lawyers Weekly website. — Being […]

GQ Australia: Negotiating Skills – 6 Ways To Get What You Want

Negotiating skills are essential in your working and personal life. It may be a discussion with your partner as to who’s cooking dinner or picking up the children from school. Alternatively, it could be a discussion with your boss about a pay rise. Knowing how to negotiate is a life skill that everyone needs because […]

Law Management Hub: 10 ways to master decision-making

You make decisions every day, in both your personal and working life. They can be as simple as determining what time a meeting should start, or as complex as working out the best strategy to adopt for a business. Regardless of the decision’s complexity, making a bad decision can have negative consequences. To get things […]