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

Australian Broker: Don’t let social media derail your career

In this article that is published in Australian Broker, Michelle explains what a poorly managed social media profile can do to a person’s career. The dumping of five candidates from Australia’s 2019 federal election for offensive social media posts served as a reminder of the damage that a poorly managed social media profile can do […]

Body & Soul: 5 interview red flags you shouldn’t ignore

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In this article for Body & Soul, Michelle was asked to contribute her thoughts about what to look out for during an interview. Michelle explains what to pay extra attention to. Don’t ignore the warnings only to kick yourself when you’re unhappily employed – we asked the experts how to spot a dud job in […]

Insurance Business NZ: How to build a more diverse team

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In this article for Insurance Business NZ, Michelle provides four tips on how to build a diverse team.  “The more alike people are, the more likely they are to think along the same lines; therefore, there is less room for debate, discernment and disagreement.” As organizations grapple with more complex decisions and an ever-increasing pace […]

Insurance Business NZ: Don’t let social media derail your career

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In this article Michelle contributed to Insurance Business NZ, Michelle explains how a poorly managed social media profile can derail your career. The dumping of five candidates from Australia’s 2019 federal election for offensive social media posts served as a reminder of the damage that a poorly managed social media profile can do to a […]

First5000.com.au: Why fairness is a leadership trait that matters

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Michelle shares her thoughts in this article for First5000.com.au as to why fairness is a leadership trait that matters.  When you are developing a leadership program to uplift the capability of leaders one of the behavioural traits that isn’t likely to make the framework is fairness. This isn’t surprising because fairness isn’t usually listed as […]

Business Woman Media: How to futureproof your career and stop robots taking your job

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Here are three tips from Michelle, featured in this article from Business Woman Media, about how to future proof your career. I recently had someone ask me how to help them future proof their job.  Interesting question.   The term ‘future proof’ is often used in the technology and medical sectors, where it’s desirable to build […]

CEO Magazine: Influence is crucial for successful leadership

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In this article for CEO Magazine, Michelle describes how influential leaders use their position wisely to secure outcomes enabling them to cut through the noise and make change happen. Leaders today are expected to deliver more results in a faster timeframe and with less resources. There are often endless meetings, countless stakeholders to consult and […]

IIDM: The 5 key questions leaders need to ask themselves

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Michelle poses five key questions that leaders need to ask themselves as the new year approaches in this article published by the International Institute of Directors and Managers. As you look ahead into 2020, it’s likely to be another year of unpredictable market conditions, political uncertainty and trade tensions across the globe, and so the […]

AIM WA Leader Magazine: The art of receiving gifts

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In this article for the WA Leader Magazine (from the WA branch of the Australian Institute of Management), Michelle was interviewed by the author about the art of receiving gifts in the workplace. ‘Please accept this gift as a token of our appreciation’ isn’t a phrase that typically makes you think twice. However, this isn’t […]

Yahoo Finance: The worst things to do when asking for a promotion

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In this article featured in Yahoo Finance, Michelle says there are some steps you can take to make the path to a promotion easier – and others that will almost ensure you don’t get it. Here’s what not to do. Ask too early  It seems obvious, but asking too early can really damage your chances. Speaking to Yahoo […]

Spark Magazine: Leverage skills from all ages

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In this article Michelle wrote for the Dec ’19 edition of Spark Magazine, she explains how important it is equip your workforce with skills and experience that will take you through this ever changing environment.   As organisations grapple with more complex decisions and an ever-increasing pace of change, building a workforce equipped with the […]

Chief of Staff Magazine: Four ways to deal with a horrible boss

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In this article for Chief of Staff magazine, Michelle provides four ways of dealing with a horrible boss. Not everyone is lucky enough to work with a superstar CEO. When your boss is being difficult, there are a number of strategies you can employ, says Michelle Gibbings. From Gordon Gecko in Wall Street to Miranda […]

CEO Magazine: Why you’ll want to cultivate a culture of gratitude in the workplace

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In this article Michelle wrote for CEO Magazine, she explains that practising gratitude can boost wellbeing, productivity and resilience levels within your team. When organisations analyse their culture and determine their values, ‘gratitude’ isn’t a trait that is likely to appear, and yet it is increasingly evidenced as being critical for wellbeing and success. In […]

Yahoo Finance: How to win an argument with your boss

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Read Michelle’s suggestions in this Yahoo Finance article she wrote recently about how to win an argument with your boss. Some people love their boss, others hate them. But most will find their relationship lies somewhere in between, dotted by moments of both camaraderie and sheer irritation. And while few will find themselves in an […]

GRC Professional: Why too much cohesion is bad for you – and the organisation

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In this article written for GRC Professional, Michelle explains that too much cohesion can be unhealthy. When team members are unwilling to challenge or disagree with each other, it’s a warning sign for leaders that something is wrong. There are many instances in which sections of corporate Australia haven’t lived up to community expectations. The […]

CEOWORLD Magazine: Thinking Change – Think People First

How and where we work, the need to have a ‘people first’ mindset when executing change is more important than ever; says Michelle in a recent article featured in CEOWORLD Magazine. Whilst leaders often highlight the importance of getting the people side of an organisational change right, there is still much room for improvement particularly […]

CEO WORLD Magazine: HR’s role in cultivating a culture of gratitude in the workplace – and why you’d want to

Michelle recently wrote an article featured in the CEO WORLD Magazine talking about HR’s role in cultivating a culture of gratitude in the workplace. When organisations analyse their culture and determine their values ‘gratitude’ isn’t a trait that is likely to appear, and yet it is increasingly evidenced as being critical for personal well-being and […]

Facilities Management: Strong leadership is influential leadership

Leaders wishing to build support for initiatives must have the ability to influence team members without relying on hierarchical power plays, says Michelle in a recent article featured on the Facilities Management website. There’s a famous saying: “May you live in interesting times”. There’s debate as to its origin, but there’s certainly no doubt that it […]

INTHEBLACK: Should I quit my job? 5 signs it’s time to go

We all experience frustrating times in our careers, but if you find yourself asking the question, “Should I quit my job,” then you’ll want to review these five signs that it’s time to move on from your current role. In this article featured on the INTHEBLACK website, Michelle talks about some common signs that you […]