IML: Back in the office: a leader’s role in rebuilding a culture of confidence

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When champagne corks were popping to ring in the New Year, many hoped that 2021 would farewell uncertainty and unpredictability. COVID-19’s long tail has dashed that hope, and employees and employers are grappling with establishing a new normal as workplace expectations have shifted. How do you find an approach that best meets your needs? Michelle […]

What’s your authenticity gap?

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As organisations confront a constantly changing future mixed with uncertainty and opportunity, they need leaders willing to embrace who they are and be comfortable not having all the answers. In short, they need to be authentic. Bain’s The Firm of the Future report outlined the shifts to the existing paradigms underpinning businesses. Much of this still holds today, […]

Leaderonomics: 5 Ways to Ensure the Leaders you Manage are Leading Well

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In this article for Leaderonomics, Michelle outlines her five tips on being a great enterprise leader. Leaders set standards by their behaviour and by the behaviour of their leadership team. Leading is not easy. In times of change and uncertainty, those leadership standards are tested. Leaders need to lead their leaders and ensure that those […]

The AM Show: How to avoid workplace drama

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Michelle had a fabulous conversation with Duncan and the NZ AM morning show crew talking about workplace drama. How do you stay out of the office drama and build great working relationships? Thanks to The AM Show team for having Michelle on.    

Mortgage Professional Magazine: Adapting leadership to a post-pandemic workforce

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In this article for Mortgage Professional Magazine, Michelle shares her ideas on how to adapt your leadership in a post-pandemic workforce. Since the social restrictions introduced in 2020 forced much of the Australian workforce to work from home, employers have been preparing for what the workforce will look like moving forward. Michelle Gibbings offers some […]

HRD: COVID fatigue? Leadership tips to revitalise your team

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It’s been a challenging time for many employees and employers, making team connection and engagement more critical than ever. Michelle was delighted to be interviewed by HRD to share her tips and insights on how to bring back connection and rebuild and enhance your team’s dynamics. Read the article below. Next week marks 12 months […]

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 […]

Balance the Grind: In conversation

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In this interview piece published by Balance the Grind and authored by Hao, I was invited to share more about me, work-life balance and my thoughts on work. Read the interview below. 1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role? I spent 20+ years in […]

CFO Australia: Back to the Office? The CFOs Role in Rebuilding a Culture of Confidence.

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Are you heading back to the office? In this article for CFO Australia, I highlight the CFO’s role in rebuilding confidence in your workforce as we embrace a COVID-normal workforce. When champagne corks were popping to ring in the New Year, many organisations and employees were hoping that 2021 would see the end of uncertainty […]

CEO Magazine: How to successfully manage teams to maximise their potential

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Michelle provides her ideas in this article for CEO Magazine on how to manage your team and maximise it’s potential. Managing teams and balancing the ‘we’ versus ‘me’ is the responsibility of every leader. Get the balance right and it could lead to one of the best business decisions ever made, according to workplace expert […]

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 […]

SmartCompany: Ever wondered if you’re someone else’s bad boss? I was, and this is what I learnt

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In this article for SmartCompany, Michelle Gibbings bravely concedes she was once a ‘bad boss’. She took feedback from her colleagues and amended her leadership style. Here’s Michelle’s advice for leaders who find themselves in the same boat. Fictionalised in movies, but all too real in offices, factories and worksites around the world, we’ve all […]

Women’s Agenda: I was a bad boss and this is what I learnt

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In this article for Women’s Agenda, Michelle Gibbings bravely concedes she was once a ‘bad boss’. She took feedback from her colleagues and amended her leadership style. Here’s Michelle’s advice for leaders who find themselves in the same boat. Fictionalised in movies, but all too real in offices, factories and worksites around the world, we’ve […]

In The Black: How to get the most out of a flexible workforce

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In this article for In The Black, Michelle explains how managers can get the most out of their employees in a flexible workforce. Read Michelle comments below. If flexible workplaces are to become a mainstay of our working lives in the long term, managers may need new methods of ensuring that productivity remains high. Many […]

American Express: How To Spot An Employee Who Is Struggling Right Now

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Working from home isn’t a great fit for everyone. In this article for American Express, Michelle contributes her thoughts about how important it is to check in with and accommodate your employees who are having a difficult time. When managing your staff, taking into account your team members’ personality differences is really important, especially given […]