Decision making isn’t one size fits all

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Many years ago, I worked for someone who based their entire decision-making framework on the catchphrase – ‘A quick decision’s a good decision’. Sometimes this approach worked in their favour, and other times, it left them undone. Decision-making is never one size fits all. It operates on a continuum based on the issue’s simple or […]

Herald Sun: How to remain seen, land a promotion when not in the office

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Thanks to the Herald Sun and Cara Jenkin for inviting me to share my thoughts about how to land a promotion while working remotely.  THE ‘OUT OF SIGHT’ EFFECT Working from home may be more productive for many workers but it also has made it more difficult for them to be promoted. HubSpot’s 2020 Remote […]

NewsLtd: How to remain seen, land a promotion when not in the office

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Thanks to the NewsLtd and Cara Jenkin for inviting Michelle to share her thoughts about how to land a promotion while working remotely.  Working from home may be more productive for many workers but it also has made it more difficult for them to be promoted. HubSpot’s 2020 Remote Work Report reveals 44 per cent […]

Leaderonomics: How To Sustain Team Motivation In The Final Quarter?

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Finding it hard to motivate your team in the final quarter? Here are some tips Michelle has provided in this article published in Leaderonomics.  Team Motivation – Requires Deliberate, Focused and Frequent Steps. As we head into the last quarter of 2021, changing seasons, a year of uncertainty and COVID-19 fatigue, and you may be […]

How to build brand YOU one step at a time

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When you think about brands, what springs to mind? It’s likely to be a range of companies and products, or perhaps even your favourite social media influencer (if you have one). Seth Godin writes about how a company’s brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, when considered together, determine the reason […]

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 […]

What’s your leadership playbook?

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If you were to guess how many books have been published on leadership, what would your answer be? In the hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands or millions? It’s hard to get accurate data. More than 60 000 items are on Amazon and close to ten thousand on Booktopia. And let’s not even include Google, which […]

Lawyers Weekly: How to sustain team motivation when the midyear slump hits?

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In this article for Lawyers Weekly, Michelle provides four tips in how to motivate your team when the midyear slump hits your team. In the southern states, winter can feel never-ending. Combine winter with COVID-19 fatigue, and you may be finding it harder to stay focused and be productive, writes Michelle Gibbings. The weather impacts […]

The Power of Being Underestimated

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Relationships are full of expectations. We can expect someone to do something or not do something. We have assumptions about people’s behaviours and motives. Of course, these expectations go both ways, and there are times when a person’s expectations of you may be lower than they should be. They underestimate what you can and will […]

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 […]