Why you need to seek out what’s different

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By the time you read this article you are likely to have already done a myriad of things – many of which were based on your habits. Humans are habitual creatures, who are comfortable with routine. However, our habits and routines aren’t just about what we do. They are also about how we think and […]

Mortgage Professional Australia: Why a little bit of stress is good for you

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Michelle was delighted to share her thoughts about why a little bit of stress is good for you, in this article written by Kate McIntyre for Mortgage Professional Australia. Feeling stressed? If you are a mortgage broker, chances are the answer is a resounding “yes.” But according to workplace expert Michelle Gibbings, a little bit […]

The unexpected benefits of waiting

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We live in a time of immediacy. We want everything in an instant. Don’t know something? Google it. Want something? Order it. I was reminded of this desire for immediacy following our recent trip to the Northern Territory (yes, I was luckily already away before the most recent Melbourne lockdown). After the trip, I was […]

Yahoo Finance: 5 ways to supercharge your creativity

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In this article for Yahoo Finance, Michelle contributes her thoughts and offers five ways you can supercharge your creativity.  When you think about creativity and innovation, what comes to mind? The iPhone? Driverless cars? Art and sculpture? Or things that were once considered innovative, such as the humble toaster? Creativity and innovation are all around […]

Leaderonomics: 5 Ways to Ensure the Leaders you Manage are Leading Well

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In this article for Leaderonomics, Michelle outlines her five tips on being a great enterprise leader. Leaders set standards by their behaviour and by the behaviour of their leadership team. Leading is not easy. In times of change and uncertainty, those leadership standards are tested. Leaders need to lead their leaders and ensure that those […]

ARITA: Best practices for working remotely

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Michelle was delighted to be asked about making the most of working from home. In this article written by Alexandra Cain, Michelle offers her thoughts and suggestions on how workers can be best placed when working from home. McGrathNicol had somewhat of a first mover advantage when COVID-19 hit early last year. The pandemic was […]

Q Magazine: 7 bad habits that drive your boss crazy & how to turn them around

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In this article for Q Magazine, Michelle suggests that there are seven bad habits that drive your boss crazy & how to turn them around. We’ve all worked for one, or perhaps you are working for one now – the boss who makes your working life day hell. Perhaps you judged them to be ineffective, […]

Yahoo Finance: 7 habits your boss hates – and how to stop them

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In this article for Yahoo Finance, Michelle provides seven habits you may not know you are guilty of that upsets your boss. Read below to learn how to identify these bad habits and how to stop them. We’ve all worked for one, or perhaps you are working for one now – the boss who makes […]

Yahoo Finance: 7 habits your boss hates – and how to stop them

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In this article for Yahoo Finance, Michelle has identified seven habits you may be displaying that your boss finds really annoying. We’ve all worked for one, or perhaps you are working for one now – the boss who makes your working life day hell. Perhaps you judged them to be ineffective, unethical, power-hungry, a perfectionist, […]

Good Magazine NZ: Bad work habits that impact the way your boss perceives you

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In Michelle’s latest article published in Good Magazine NZ, Michelle provides seven bad habits that could be impacting your performance at work. When your working relationship with your boss is challenging, it’s easy to lay the blame at their feet. Perhaps you have judged them to be ineffective, unethical, power-hungry, a bully, a narcissist, a […]

Massive Updates: Ten leadership habits you need to cultivate

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Published in Massive Updates, in this article Michelle outlines 10 leadership habits that you need to cultivate to be the best leader you can be. When you think of bad habits, what springs to mind? Not getting enough exercise, eating poorly or watching too much TV. Most people recall habits that relate to their personal […]

CEO Magazine: Ten leadership habits you need to cultivate

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Published in CEO Magazine, in this article Michelle outlines 10 leadership habits that you need to cultivate to be the best leader you can be. When you think of bad habits, what springs to mind? Not getting enough exercise, eating poorly or watching too much TV. Most people recall habits that relate to their personal […]

When going for perfect hinders progress

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In a celebrity-obsessed world and where people’s lives play out on social media, it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking you can have it all, and then put enormous pressure on yourself trying to get it. The myth of the so-called ‘perfect life’ can lead to unhealthy comparisons and feeling like […]

Thrive Global: It’s time to punctuate

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Published in Thrive Global, in this article Michelle suggests now is the time to punctuate as it’s easy to stop noticing what’s around you, which is why consciously punctuating your day matters. There’s plenty of books on happiness – The Art of Happiness, Authentic Happiness, Stumbling on Happiness, The Happiness Advantage, The Happiness Project – […]

It’s time to punctuate

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There’s plenty of books on happiness – The Art of Happiness, Authentic Happiness, Stumbling on Happiness, The Happiness Advantage, The Happiness Project – just to name a few, and many are well worth reading. However, if you only take a cursory glance you could easily be left with the impression that pursuing happiness, above all […]

Help others, and you’ll help yourself

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Throughout your career, you’ll come across all types of leaders and co-workers. At one end of the spectrum, there’s the ‘win at all costs’ personality. The leader or co-worker who subscribes to the motto that ‘nice guys finish last’ and for them to come out on top someone else (perhaps, you) has to lose. Advocating […]

IML: Why uncomfortable conversations are critical for success

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In this article published for Institute of Managers and Leaders, Michelle provides advice on how uncomfortable conversations are good for us. Uncomfortable conversations come in all shapes and sizes and for a variety of reasons. Getting comfortable with uncomfortable is essential for a fulfilled life. Uncomfortable conversations aren’t fun. They’re the conversation you put off […]

Why it’s so easy to judge

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Instinct can be a powerful and useful guide – providing an early warning when something (or someone) doesn’t feel right. However, there are times when our initial reaction can be misplaced. It’s suggested that it only takes seconds before we have sized someone up. Research from psychologists at Princeton University, Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov, […]

Balance the Grind: A conversation with Michelle Gibbings

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In this article published for Balance the Grind, Michelle answers questions around work-life balance, remote working, routines and habits. 1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role? I’ve had a varied career and consider myself incredibly blessed in terms of the scope of work, my […]

Inside FMCG: Workplace reset

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Published in Inside FMCG, in this article Michelle says the work-from-home experiment of the last few months has provided an opportunity for change. As employers and employees confront new ways of working due to COVID-19, the level of adjustment required across workplaces has and will be mixed. For some employees, the rapid move to working […]