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

Public Accountant – 4 warning signs your leadership is failing

In today’s frantic-paced world, there’s often an expectation that leaders need to have answers at their fingertips, and that it’s not okay to say “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure”, however in a world of increasing complexity and ambiguity, there are lots of unknowns. It’s not possible for leaders to have all the answers […]

Leadernomics.com: Dare you say the Emperor has no clothes

My article, “Dare You Say the Emperor has no Clothes” featured on leadernomics.com this week, which relates to the classic fairytale and talks about how pretentiousness and hypocrisy only thrive when we feed into them. The concept of the fairytale still holds true today. We are tribal creatures. This means we like to fit in and be […]

HC Online: Are your leaders asking the right questions?

In a world of increasing complexity and ambiguity, it’s not possible for leaders to have all the answers all the time. Leaders who are comfortable with uncertainty have a growth mindset and are more willing to embrace the art of curiosity. They recognise that good decision making comes from asking lots of questions, not finding […]

HRD: Are your leaders asking the right questions?

Being open to asking the right question is a hallmark of influential leadership – not just questions to get the answer they want. In a world of increasing complexity and ambiguity, it’s not possible for leaders to have all the answers all the time, but by asking good questions they are encouraging debate and discussion […]

My Business – 4 warning signs your leadership is failing

In today’s frantic-paced world, there’s often an expectation that leaders need to have answers at their fingertips, and that it’s not okay to say “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure”, however in a world of increasing complexity and ambiguity, there are lots of unknowns. It’s not possible for leaders to have all the answers […]

First5000.com: Want more impact? Why you need to say less

In a noisy and fast-paced world it can be easy to get caught in the trap of thinking that your level of impact equates to how much you talk. Leaders who have presence know the right moment to talk and the right time to hold silence. They recognise the impact of silence, and what a powerful […]

Leaderonomics: If you snooze, do you really lose?

When was the last time someone asked “How are you?”, and the answer was ‘busy’? It seems like everyone I talk to is busy. Being busy is the new normal. But lack of rest leads to poor performance. Busyness can interfere with ethical decision making. In fact, research shows that when people feel pressed for […]

FINSIA: 60 seconds with Michelle Gibbings

I had the privilege of speaking with FINSIA who asked me how I would describe what I actually do to a friend at a BBQ plus other thought-provoking questions. You can find out more about me on the FINSIA InFinance website. — We’ve read your title, now tell us how you would describe what you […]

Australian Financial Review: 3 signs your leadership is failing

Are you frustrated that your team isn’t changing fast enough? Do you feel no one else is performing as well as you? Are you mystified that the numbers don’t reflect your efforts when everyone around you says you’re doing a great job? If you’re experiencing any of these it’s a sign your leadership is faltering. […]

Wealth Professional: Driving change in your business

Taking an established business in a new direction can be a daunting prospect. Change is everywhere, impacting both large and small organisations. For leaders, this means they are often operating in a complex, ambiguous and disruptive environment. To survive in this environment, organisations need to master four key steps. You can learn what they are […]

Think Business: Six warning signs your leadership may be faltering

Successfully leading a team isn’t easy. The best leaders recognise this and understand there are often better ways to do things  and are alert to the warning signs that signal their leadership may be faltering. So what are the six key warning signs that you should be looking out for? You can learn what they […]

Lawyers Weekly: 5 warning signs your leadership is failing

In today’s frantic-paced world, there’s often an expectation that leaders need to have answers at their fingertips, and that it’s not okay to say “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure”. But with so much information, disinformation and data available to us, if we take something at face value we may be missing key pieces of information […]

Human Resources Media: How to stand up for yourself and why it’s important for good leadership

Oscar Wilde once said “be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Yet in many quarters of society we still see people who silence their opinion and lose their authenticity and identity in an attempt to be liked, or to appease both sides of an idealogical divide. The same thing happens in the corporate world. In […]

Australian Institute of Management: The old days of hierarchical decision making are gone

People often think that being a leader is about knowing more than others, having all the answers, and therefore making all the decisions. However, this fixed mindset is fraught with danger. When leaders make decisions in isolation they have disengaged teams and stakeholders that don’t support the outcome. There’s also increased likelihood they’ll make an […]

Women’s Agenda: Why it’s time to say NO and how to do it

For women, a by-product of our increased participation in society is a feeling that to be successful we have to say ‘yes’ to every opportunity. In the lead up to International Women’s Day, I share why it is time to say ‘no’, as well as my tips to achieving it in Women’s Agenda. — As […]

Insurance Business US: Driving change in your business

Taking an established business in a new direction can be a daunting prospect. In this article published by Insurance Business US magazine, Michelle presents a step-by-step approach to making change happen. Read the full article here. — Taking an established business in a new direction can be a daunting prospect. Here, change and leadership expert […]

MPA Magazine: Want more impact on your clients? Say less

Great conversations help you secure clients, build a reputation and diversify. But listening isn’t easy. Yet it is crucial to building sustainable and healthy relationships – particularly with clients. Mortgage Professional Magazine featured Michelle’s article on face-to-face communication skills and how you can take them to the next level. Read the full article here. — […]