Institute of Managers and Leaders: Six leadership lessons from 2021 to help you lead better in 2022

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Thanks to the Institute of Managers and Leaders for the opportunity for Michelle to share her six leadership lessons to help you lead better this coming year.  As you look ahead to 2022, now’s the perfect time to reflect on your leadership, team dynamics and workplace culture to map a course for renewed progress and sustainable outcomes. The new year will bring change and ambiguity with unpredictable market […]

Leadersonomics: How Good is Your Decision Making in A Crisis?

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Thanks to Leadersonomics, in this article Michelle discusses when a crisis hits, can you trust yourself? Decisions are all around us. Some are big. Others are small. Some have minor consequences, and some – if wrong – have catastrophic outcomes. There’s no more stark reminder of this than watching and reading about bushfires and examining […]

Who changes first?

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One of the critical times at work is getting a new boss or becoming the new boss. Relationships can shift, and new ones will form. Impressions are made on both sides of the relationship, and very quickly afterwards, an assessment of how much you think you will like working with the person. As the leader, […]

Chief of Staff: Why you should put ‘we’ before ‘me’

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Working as part of a team might seem like it will slow you down. You might want to believe that you can do it all yourself. In this article for Chief of Staff Magazine, Michelle advises why embracing teamwork will benefit you. Would you prefer to work alone or as part of a team? It’s […]

Management NZ: What to do if you manage a bad boss

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Published for Management NZ, in this article Michelle explains that a great boss is alert to weak signals and signs of discontent in the workplace. The root cause of challenging workplace dynamics is usually not down to one person or one incident; everyone plays a part. None more so than the senior leader, who sets […]

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 […]

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 […] Bad Boss Book Review

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Michelle’s new book Bad Boss has been reviewed by Rama Gaind of 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 […]

Paving your own Practice podcast with Dr Amna: toxic work cultures

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In discussion with Dr Amna from Paving your own Practice, Michelle discusses toxic work cultures. The discussion also reflects on Michelle’s latest book Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one. Listen to the podcast here.  

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