Are you alert to the change cane toads at work?

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It seemed like a good idea at the time. You’ve got a problem and identified a solution. Tested the solution, and now you’ve rolled it out. The team and you sit back and celebrate your success…only to find unexpected impacts derail the change. Dependencies and connections you hadn’t identified have risen to the surface, and […]

Governance Institute of Australia: How to help your people through times of great change

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Thanks to the Governance Institute of Australia, in this article Michelle outlines how leaders can help their team through times of great change.  Michelle notes: Effective leaders recognise this and are adept at helping their organisation and team be equipped to respond to whatever the changing world sends their way. Critical skills needed in a […]

What’s the friction holding you back?

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Is friction holding you back from making the progress you seek and from making a change happen? Craig and I have recently taken up bike riding. Not having ridden a bike since my teenage years, getting back on, I was a little nervous (perhaps an understatement, because I did have thoughts of scrapes, bruises and […]

Do you need to change your shoes?

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Working from home prompted lots of change. Most notably, we no longer needed to pay much attention to what was happening to the bottom half of our wardrobe. I only recently discovered a hidden downside from that trend. Getting ready for a recent public, in-person event, I went to put on high heels and found […]

IML: Back in the office: a leader’s role in rebuilding a culture of confidence

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When champagne corks were popping to ring in the New Year, many hoped that 2021 would farewell uncertainty and unpredictability. COVID-19’s long tail has dashed that hope, and employees and employers are grappling with establishing a new normal as workplace expectations have shifted. How do you find an approach that best meets your needs? Michelle […]

SmartCompany: Ever wondered if you’re someone else’s bad boss? I was, and this is what I learnt

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In this article for SmartCompany, Michelle Gibbings bravely concedes she was once a ‘bad boss’. She took feedback from her colleagues and amended her leadership style. Here’s Michelle’s advice for leaders who find themselves in the same boat. Fictionalised in movies, but all too real in offices, factories and worksites around the world, we’ve all […]

Women’s Agenda: I was a bad boss and this is what I learnt

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In this article for Women’s Agenda, Michelle Gibbings bravely concedes she was once a ‘bad boss’. She took feedback from her colleagues and amended her leadership style. Here’s Michelle’s advice for leaders who find themselves in the same boat. Fictionalised in movies, but all too real in offices, factories and worksites around the world, we’ve […]

The Advertiser: One in three Aussies would take a pay cut to work from home after COVID-19 restrictions lift

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Michelle was invited by The Advertiser to contribute her suggestions on how to negotiate a continued ‘work from home’ arrangement – read the article by Melanie Burgess here. Aussies given a taste of working from home are so keen to keep their newfound flexibility that one in three would take a pay cut for the […]