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 […]

Team Guru: How to deal with a Bad Boss

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Listen to Michelle in this podcast from Team Guru with David Frizzell about how to deal with a bad boss.  Team Guru Podcast · 130 – How to deal with a Bad Boss | Michelle Gibbings Bad Bosses. We’ve all had them. Some of us work for one now. So what can you do about it? […]

CEO Magazine: How to future proof your leadership career

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 In this article published in CEO Magazine, I outline how to future proof your career in leadership in this rapidly changing landscape. We are seeing robots do the work of humans in dispensing prescription drugs, researching judgments and case law, and analysing insurance claims Research from multiple sources confirms that workplace change, largely driven by […]

Business Franchise Australia and New Zealand: Want Better Output? Then Focus on the Safety of Your Team

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In this article featured in Business Franchise Australia and New Zealand, I highlight how you can achieve better output from your team. When leaders think about ways to motivate their team, safety isn’t something that would typically top the list of considerations, and yet it plays a crucial role. People want to work in an […]

How to bring out the best in your team

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Recently, many people have asked me what more they can do as leaders to engage and connect with their teams during this time. While these times are challenging, what’s needed to create great teams hasn’t changed. If anything, it’s just elevated its importance. At its core, people are brought together into a team to get […]

IIDM: 5 traps for leaders that can trip you up

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In this article for the International Institute of Directors and Managers, Michelle highlights five traps to be aware of that can trip you up as a leader.  Throughout my career and with the executive coaching work I do now, I often see leaders who are trapped. They know something’s not working, but struggle to pinpoint […]

Dynamic Business: Let’s Talk: Supporting employees and protecting their wellbeing

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In this article for Dynamic Business, Michelle provides her comments on how to support your employees and protect their wellbeing. Be open with your team about the criticality of self-care, and create a safe environment for your team to share their feelings, and seek support. As part of this, be alert to the warning signs […]

What’s your impact – connection or contagion?

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We all know that viruses are contagious, but what you may not know is that emotions are contagious too.  Yes, there is such a thing as emotional contagion. If someone around you is happy, sad, angry or any other emotion, it can rub off and impact how you feel and behave; and you can have […]

Venture Magazine: Five warning signs your leadership is failing (and what to do about it)

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Michelle provides five warning signs that your leadership could be failing in this article published in Venture Magazine. It’s easy for leaders to have an overly confident opinion of their leadership effectiveness with research revealing a correlation between a person’s confidence and their level of power. A study by the University of Southern California and […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Why caring, compassion and commitment are vital qualities for leaders

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In this article published in CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle explains why caring, compassion and commitment are vital qualities for leaders. 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 […]

Managers & Leaders: Warning signs your leader might be drunk on power

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In this article published in the Managers & Leaders magazine, Michelle describes the warning signs for you to be aware of should your leader be drunk on power.  The negative impacts that can arise when a person experiences power have long been documented, with instances throughout history – the recent case of Harvey Weinstein being […]

Putting the ‘we’ before the ‘me’

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Would you rather work alone or as part of a team? It’s a question people are often asked in a job interview. The answer to that question can’t just be determined by whether a person is an introvert or an extrovert, and for many people the answer will vary. Some days they want to be […]

Leaderonomics.com: Four Warning Signs You are Drunk on Power

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In this article published in Leaderonomics.com, Michelle identifies four warnings signs that you may be drunk on power. The negative impacts that can arise when a person experiences power have long been documented, with examples across multiple industries, the Harvey Weinstein scandal being the latest. Dacher Keltner, from Berkley University, found through his research that […]

HR Director: Six ways to be a more thoughtful leader

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In this article that appears in HR Director, Michelle discusses when you ask employees what they want from their leaders the answers are relatively consistent, and simple. Read on. Leadership and decision-making go hand in hand and as technology changes how we live and work, the nature of those decisions and how to lead can […]

Insurance Business NZ: How to build a more diverse team

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In this article for Insurance Business NZ, Michelle provides four tips on how to build a diverse team.  “The more alike people are, the more likely they are to think along the same lines; therefore, there is less room for debate, discernment and disagreement.” As organizations grapple with more complex decisions and an ever-increasing pace […]

First5000.com.au: Why fairness is a leadership trait that matters

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Michelle shares her thoughts in this article for First5000.com.au as to why fairness is a leadership trait that matters.  When you are developing a leadership program to uplift the capability of leaders one of the behavioural traits that isn’t likely to make the framework is fairness. This isn’t surprising because fairness isn’t usually listed as […]

CEO Magazine: Influence is crucial for successful leadership

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In this article for CEO Magazine, Michelle describes how influential leaders use their position wisely to secure outcomes enabling them to cut through the noise and make change happen. Leaders today are expected to deliver more results in a faster timeframe and with less resources. There are often endless meetings, countless stakeholders to consult and […]

IIDM: The 5 key questions leaders need to ask themselves

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Michelle poses five key questions that leaders need to ask themselves as the new year approaches in this article published by the International Institute of Directors and Managers. As you look ahead into 2020, it’s likely to be another year of unpredictable market conditions, political uncertainty and trade tensions across the globe, and so the […]