What debate will you start today?
Publication: decision making | influence | organisations
Debating was part of my childhood and school years. At family dinners, we debated all the time: ideas, concepts, politics and opinions. It was a natural segue to join the debating squad at high school. I loved the energy, conversations and learning. Debating as a concept harks back to ancient times. It’s designed to encourage participants […]
Mortgage Professional: Leadership in the post-pandemic workforce
Publication: influence | leadership | workplace
Michelle says in this article for Mortgage Professional, “It’s essential to recognise each team member’s needs and understand what they require to be at their best at work”. Thanks to Mortgage Professional for the opportunity for Michelle to share her insights. COVID-19 came with challenge and opportunity for workplaces. As you look to the future […]
How do you know it’s true?
Publication: communication | emotions | influence
Spoofing, spamming, scamming, impersonating, misinformation and hacking. You’ve likely been a victim of one or all of these, and if the predictions are correct, the frequency and sophistication will get worse. Last weekend, I woke up to someone impersonating me on Instagram (not a fun feeling), and I’ve had emails sent out under my name […]
In The Black: The truth about following your father’s career footsteps
Publication: careers | influence | Success
Thank you to Megan Breen and In The Black for the opportunity for Michelle to share her insights on how family can influence your career choices. Debate surrounds the influence of family on our career choices and success, particularly our siblings. Theories abound on the relationships between leadership and birth order, the impact of gender […]
Are you alert to the change cane toads at work?
Publication: change management | influence | leading change
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 […]
psnews.com.au: Making social media work for you
Publication: communication | influence | network
Thanks to psnews.com.au, in this article Michelle advises while visibility on social media is increasingly a requirement of modern life, she warns your posts can instantly shape how people see you, your character and your reputation. As adults, we can be quick to advise children and teenagers to be careful about what they post on social media, but […]
Business in Colour: Influence Up
Publication: influence | Success | workplace
Thanks to Sadhana Smiles and Div Pillay for this great conversation on the Business in Colour podcast as Michelle discusses how we make assumptions based on past experiences on how things should be, and stereotype views we may have. Michelle also reflects on her own personal experience around this. Michelle Gibbings is an author of […]
Is your leadership letting the team down?
Publication: influence | leadership | leading change
If you were to outline the character traits of an ineffective leader what would spring to mind? Perhaps, at the extreme end, a narcissist or a bully. On the other end, perhaps ineffective listener, bad delegator and poorly organised. Just as effective leadership comes in many shapes and sizes, so too does bad leadership and its […]
Leader’s Digest: How do you do leadership?
Publication: communication | influence | leadership
Effective leadership begins with you. Thanks to Leader’s Digest for the opportunity to share my key indicators of leadership. The true character of a person’s leadership comes to the fore in times of a crisis. none more so than Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose words when offered a safe passage to the US were, “The […]
Is the feedback really a gift?
Publication: communication | influence | stakeholders
You will have heard the saying that feedback is a gift, yet there are times when it doesn’t feel like that. Recently, I received feedback from two different groups on the same day. One was amazing. The other one was generally good, but there was one particularly nasty piece of feedback from an attendee. Any […]