Women’s Agenda: Got a bad boss? You’re not alone. Michelle Gibbings wants to change that

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Michelle highlights, in this article for Women’s Agenda, that there are bad bosses everywhere. Michelle says: “People don’t approach me for coaching or mentoring help because they’re finding the work too hard. They come to me and say I am struggling with the relationships at work.” Change is possible… read on. There are bad bosses […]

IIDM: Why It’s Important To Take Ownership For The Way You Lead Your Team

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In this article for International Institute of Directors and Managers, Michelle explains why leaders need to own the way they lead their team. From Facebook’s privacy breaches, the Theranos scandal, Uber’s initial failure to deal with sexual harassment, Equifax’s data breaches, Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, the examples exposed at last year’s Australian Banking Royal Commission there […]

psnews.com.au: Bad Boss Book Review

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Michelle’s new book Bad Boss has been reviewed by Rama Gaind of psnews.com.au. Read Rama’s review below. Gibbings is right when she claims Bad Boss is for anyone who is in — or who is keen to avoid — a negative workplace environment characterised by ineffective leadership. It’s sometimes difficult to realise, but bad bosses […]

Leading with your head and heart

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Leadership and decision making go hand in hand, and as technology changes how we live and work and the rate of change accelerates, the nature of those decisions and how to lead can appear more complex and challenging. However, when you ask employees what they want from their leaders the answers are relatively consistent, and […]

Is there a place for anger?

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Anger. It’s an emotive word and an emotional feeling. It’s an emotion that arouses action. When thinking about someone who is angry what springs to mind? A person who shouts, lashes out at others or is generally disagreeable? Or do you think about someone who is standing up for something that matters? During lockdown in […]

IIDM: Why Good Leadership Matters To All Of Us

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Published for the International Institute of Directors and Managers, in this article Michelle explains why, during the pandemic, leaders and bosses need to innovate and manage a complex environment, making leadership more essential than ever. With the current economic and pandemic challenges, leaders and bosses are needing to innovate and manage previously unseen complexities and […]

Venture Magazine: How to create your leadership playbook

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In this article published in Venture Magazine, Michelle outlines three key steps to lead with integrity, authenticity and courage. There are hundreds of thousands of leadership books and a multitude of leadership frameworks, and yet effective leadership is still, at times, thin on the ground. The Gallup group found that 82% of employees see their […]

Booktopia Podcast: Plugged & Unplanned 29 – Michelle Gibbings

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Michelle caught up with Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash to talk about Bad Bosses and how a negative workplace environment can arise from ineffective leadership. You can listen to the conversation here: The Booktopia Books Podcast · Plugged & Unplanned 29 – Michelle Gibbings

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 […]

Inside HR: If you’re a bad leader, it’s up to you to fix it

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For Inside HR, in this article Michelle suggests that it is up to you, if you are a bad leader, to fix it.  The expectations on leaders and bosses these days is huge. They are expected to work long hours, be on call, sort out complex problems, juggle competing demands, all the while knowing there […]

Body & Soul: 7 things to do if you have a toxic boss

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimised by your boss. Read the article Michelle contributed to Body & Soul to learn seven things to do if you have a toxic boss. Navigating relationships at the office can be tough. And while you don’t have to get along with everyone, it makes it particularly […]

CEOWorld Magazine: 10 Warning Signs You’re Managing A Bad Boss

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Michelle has ten signs to watch out for when managing a bad boss in this article for CEOWorld Magazine. Leaders are judged not just by the effectiveness of their leadership, but by the leadership that’s displayed by their direct reports. Effective leaders – who are leading other leaders – know they need to keep their […]

Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one

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Creating an environment where employees and leaders flourish is a team effort. Regardless of your role – be it an employee, a boss or leader, the boss’s boss or a leader of leaders – this book encourages you to play your part. It challenges you to examine your role in the dynamic and to own […]

CEO Magazine: Hidden leadership traps that threaten long term success

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In this article for CEO Magazine, Michelle explains the five traps that could trip up your long term success as a leader. Executives are often seen as strong leaders who have it all together as they take on a company’s responsibilities and pave the way for long term success. Michelle Gibbings says that the road […]

Inside Small Business: Supercharge your negotiating skills with these five tips

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Read Michelle’s five tips on how to supercharge of negotiating skills, in this article published in Inside Small Business. People often think of negotiating as something they rarely do. In reality, you negotiate many times a day. Whether it’s a discussion with your partner as to who’s collecting the children from school, or a discussion […]