Inside Small Business: There is no “I” in team

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For this article featured in the Autumn edition of Inside Small Business, Michelle highlights five ways to motivate and bring your team together. Would you prefer to work alone or as part of a team? It’s a question people are often asked in a job interview. How a person answers that question isn’t solely determined […]

Daily Mail: The four different types of bosses you’ll meet throughout your career and how to handle them

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In this article written by Sophie Haslett for The Daily Mail, Michelle shares her views on four different types of bosses: mercenary; believer; illusionist; liberator. Read each type’s mantra and how you can best work with each of them. A careers expert has revealed the four different types of boss you’ll come across in your […]

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

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In this article for the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, I was invited to contribute my thoughts about the warning signs that your leadership is failing (and advice on what you can do about it). A study by the University of Southern California and London Business School (Power and over-confident decision making) found a correlation […]

Bad Boss resources

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Here’s the resources that support Michelle’s latest book Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one.  Thriving workplaces aren’t the result of the actions of one person; everyone owns their part. If you want to bring out the best in yourself and those around you, these exercises and […]

What are you role modelling?

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Recently, the eldest boy of family friends was showing his younger brother how to do something. It was fascinating, and at times slightly comical, to watch as he demonstrated the action, and then his younger brother emulated the action step by step. The younger brother wasn’t thinking about what to do; whether it was the […]

The Advertiser – How to get a handle on your boss

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In this article for the Career One section of The Advertiser, Michelle explains that there are four distinct types of boss and how to deal with them.  Having a good professional relationship with your boss can lead to higher engagement and more opportunities but building this requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach. There are four […]

Inside FMCG: Make it work

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In this article for Inside FMCG, I outline how to manage your workforce in a post-lockdown world. With COVID-19 has come challenge and opportunity for workplaces, and as you look into the future what do you want to leave behind and carry forward in terms of how you work? Answering this question is important on […]

Moving Forward Leadership podcast: How to deal with Bad Bosses

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In this podcast for Moving Forward Leadership, Michelle and the host, Scott McCarthy discuss Michelle’s background and story, the 4 types of bosses and how to deal with them, the 7 step guide to dealing with a bad boss, what to do if you’re a bad boss and the bad habits that impact the way […]

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 written by Angela Priestley 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. […]

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 […]