What’s the friction holding you back?

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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 a few broken bones). I set myself the goal that I would go a little farther and […]

CEO Magazine: Easy ways leaders can create a stress-free and productive workplace

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Workplaces can be highly stressful when the organisation’s culture doesn’t align with its stated objectives. In this article published in CEO Magazine, Michelle looks at the ways to enable employees to excel. Leaders play a crucial role in setting workplace culture, although it’s never one size fits all because organisations have different needs, and workplaces […]

CMO Australia: A leader’s role in rebuilding a culture of confidence

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With uncertainty around the future of work, in this article for CMO Australia, Michelle outlines how as a leader you are able to rebuild a culture of confidence. Every day, there are new predictions and studies on the future of work, the state of the economy and the unfolding global pandemic. All of which creates […]

Bite Magazine: Surface Tension

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Thank you to Bite Magazine for inviting Michelle to share her thoughts about workplace tension and how, as a leader, you can disolve team conflict and create a more positive workplace.  Amanda and Lisa were receptionists in a busy Brisbane dental practice, each with very different working styles. Amanda liked to chat on with patients, […]

My Millennial Career Podcast: Good Boss, Bad Boss

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Michelle joined Shell Johnson and Emily Bowen on My Millennial Career Podcast to discuss the bad bosses, listen here. We have all either worked for a bad boss, managed a bad boss or been a bad boss ourselves, yikes! Michelle Gibbings knows so much about the experiences of bad bosses so who better to join […]

My Business: Why boosting your business’s culture is more important than ever

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In this article for My Business, Michelle explains why business culture is more important than ever. As we entered 2021, there was a sense of excitement that the challenges of 2020 were behind us. However, we soon discovered the reality of the long road out of COVID-19, dashing hopes of quickly reverting to pre-COVID days. […]

Lawyers Weekly: The important role culture plays in keeping teams engaged

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In this article written by Emma Ryan from Lawyers Weekly, Michelle explains why culture plays an important role in keeping teams engaged. As we entered 2021, there was a sense of excitement that the challenges of 2020 were behind us. However, we soon discovered the reality of the long road out of COVID-19, dashing hopes […]

Management NZ: What to do if you manage a bad boss

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Published for Management NZ, in this article Michelle explains that a great boss is alert to weak signals and signs of discontent in the workplace. The root cause of challenging workplace dynamics is usually not down to one person or one incident; everyone plays a part. None more so than the senior leader, who sets […]

active CEO podcast: I’ve got a Bad Boss

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On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Michelle Gibbings about I’ve got a bad boss, building strong relationships, learning the language of business and stepping into conversations you need to have. Listen here.    

Chief of Staff Book Review: Bad Boss

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Thank you to Naomi Spinks for her thoughtful book review, in Chief of Staff Magazine of Michelle’s latest book Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one. Self-awareness, self-reflection, clarity, consistency, hope and above all, courage…the vital fundamentals required to avoid ‘being’ or ‘working for’ a bad boss. […]