Are your expectations, hope and optimism not helping you?

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I was chatting with my mum recently (who lives in Queensland) and she asked me how I was doing. Oddly, I found it hard to respond. I wasn’t feeling bad or dreadfully unhappy during Melbourne’s lockdown number 6, nor was I feeling happy. Instead, it was a weird kind of feeling of nothingness (not a word […]

Do you know your fault lines for trust?

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Do you sit in the camp where people need to earn your trust, or do you automatically trust people when you first meet them? Trust is fundamental for how we function in our personal and working lives and for effective communities and societies. If you can’t trust, it’s hard to make decisions. Trust is an […]

Five tips for switching off from work

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These days switching off from work isn’t as simple as packing up and heading home. There are often expectations that you are constantly on and ready to answer phone calls and respond to emails and SMS at all hours. This challenge is exacerbated with many of us now working from home due to the pandemic. […]

CEO Magazine: Workplace expert’s advice to eliminating the unproductive mid-year slump

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Suffering a mid year slump? Over winter and over COVID and finding it harder to keep your workplace motivation going? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us are suffering from a mid year slump. The good news is there are steps you can take to kick start the motivation engine. Thanks to CEO Magazine […]

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 […]