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

Dynamic Business Women: Change happens…how to make it work for you (podcast)

This month I spoke with Michele Elmas-Hardy, the CEO of Dynamic Business Women about my book ‘Step Up: How to build your influence at work.’ What to expect from the podcast: How do you teach yourself to embrace change and how do you encourage your team to embrace change as well How to recognise negative mindsets […]

GRC Professional: Book Review – Step Up: How to build your influence at work

“Step Up: How to build your influence at work is not a ‘How to’ book, in the conventional sense of the genre, but a successful combination of anecdotal experience, philosophy and psychology.” To read the full review published in the Governance, Risk and Compliance monthly magazine, click here. — Biography: Michelle Gibbings is the Founder and […]

Stuff NZ: Take your influencing skills to the next level at work

In today’s increasingly complex environment we’re expected to do more with less resources. To get traction and make progress, you have to be able to influence. Read my article on the Stuff NZ website, where I discuss 10 tips to take your influencing skills to a new level. — In today’s increasingly complex environment it’s hard to […]

The Age: Audit and develop your personal skills to help prepare for career change

To stay ahead you need to learn with purpose by looking forward and determining what skills you need in the future. The best starting point is to conduct a personal skills audit. On Saturday, the Age shared my article. You can read it by clicking here. — It is a cliché to say the world […]

SMH: Audit and develop your personal skills to help prepare for career change

To stay ahead you need to learn with purpose by looking forward and determining what skills you need in the future. The Sydney Morning Herald shared my article, which discusses how to conduct a personal skills audit, so that you can thrive through career change. Read the full article here. — It is a cliché to say the […]

Modern Careers Magazine: The 7 step guide to a personal skills audit

In order to cope and thrive through change,  you need to keep your skills relevant and continuously refine and adapt your operating style. If you don’t, you’ll quickly become outdated. Modern Careers Magazine shared my 7 step guide to auditing your personal skills. You can read the full article here. — It’s a cliché to say the […]

Sensis: Audit your personal skills

To have a thriving career, you need to keep your skills relevant and continuously refine and adapt your operating style. This month, Sensis shared my seven-step guide to auditing your personal skills. You can read the article here. — If you want your career to flourish, you need to work on your abilities just as hard as […]

Open Forum: Why influence is a competitive advantage

In today’s complex environment, we are expected to deliver more results in a faster timeframe and with less resources. To get things done and done well, you need to be able to influence. Read my full article here. — In our work environment shaped by technological disruption we are expected to deliver more results in a […]

L&D Professional: 10 tips for making wise L&D decisions

To get things done and done well – you need to make good decisions. The Learning and Development Professional website shared an article where I discuss 10 tips to making wiser decisions. Access the article here. — From figuring out an ideal training method, to formulating a way to keep diverse audiences engaged, L&D professionals […]

L&D Professional: 10 tips to be an influential leader

When you can’t influence, it’s even harder to get traction. To get traction and influence, mastering the skills and techniques necessary is essential. Click here to read the Learning Development Professional’s article where I offer my top ten tips to taking your influencing skills to the next level. — In today’s increasingly complex work environment it can be […]

Women’s Agenda: Five negotiation tactics for getting what you want (with pay and in life)

You negotiate many times a day. When a negotiation doesn’t go well the impact on you can be huge. Women’s Agenda shared my five core tactics to getting what you want in life and work. Read the full article. — You negotiate many times a day. Whether it’s a discussion with your partner as to who’s collecting the […]

AIM: Inside out – lead yourself before you lead organisational change

Conscious change leaders are not one dimensional.  They work across boundaries, challenge dominant paradigms, and lead others to thrive through change. Most importantly, they know that successful organisational transformation involves personal change for them. To read my full article go to the Australian Institute of Management’s website by clicking here. — Conscious change leaders are not […]

Professional Planner: Influence is a competitive advantage alongside technological disruption

The Professional Planner website shared my article, which discusses the technological disruption that is driving a wave of change. But these advances in technology are creating a working environment which is more, not less, complex. Read the full article here. — Technological disruption is driving a wave of change so great that the World Economic Forum […]

SMH: Increasing your influence at work – 10 tips to boost your skills

“In today’s increasingly complex environment it’s hard to make progress. When you can’t influence, it’s even harder to get traction. The solution is to master the skills and techniques needed to step up and build your influence at work.” On Saturday, the 16th of April, The Sydney Morning Herald published my 10 tips to boosting […]

Smart Company: 10 ways to build your influence at work

Influencing should be done with the intent of securing good outcomes for all involved – not just yourself. If you want to get traction at work and progress, you need to be able to influence. The good news is there are techniques you can learn to master this craft. Click here for 10 tips to get you started. […]

Increasing your influence at work: 10 tips to boost your skills

“In today’s increasingly complex environment it’s hard to make progress. When you can’t influence, it’s even harder to get traction. The solution is to master the skills and techniques needed to step up and build your influence at work.” On Saturday, the 16th of April, The Age published my 10 tips to boosting your skills […]

L&D Professional: The antidote to change barriers in the workplace

Publication:

“A 2010 Harvard study found that a lack of progress is one of the biggest de-motivators in the workplace.” To be able to progress in complex environments you need to be able to cope with change and thrive through it. The Learning and Development Professional website offers my full article. You can find it by […]

Women’s Agenda: Ten ways to build your influence at work

Publication: |

“If you want to get traction at work and progress, you need to be able to influence.“ Women’s Agenda shared my article on tips to start building your influence at work. You can read them by clicking here. — People often equate the desire to influence with being Machiavellian. It’s not. It’s good business practice; providing it’s […]

HR Daily: How HR pros can build their influence

Publication: | |

HR Daily released an article I wrote in which I share tips and hints on how to build a better network. You can read the full article here. — HR professionals should take a deliberate and structured approach to network building to increase their workplace influence, an organisational change expert says. People often think the […]

Get it Magazine: Become a master decision maker

Publication:

“We make decisions every day – to get things done – and done well – you need to make good decisions.” For the April 2016 edition of the magazine ‘Get it’ I wrote an article outlining the key attributes to becoming a more effective decision maker. To read this month’s issue of ‘Get it’, as […]