Helping organisations thrive podcast – Dealing with a bad boss

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Michelle was delighted to chat with Julian Roberts from the Helping Organisations Thrive podcast about how you can take bad boss conflict and turn it into a postive. Are you a bad boss? Do you work for a bad boss? Well, if you are either than take a listen to Michelle Gibbings who came on […]

ARITA: Best practices for working remotely

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Michelle was delighted to be asked about making the most of working from home. In this article written by Alexandra Cain, Michelle offers her thoughts and suggestions on how workers can be best placed when working from home. McGrathNicol had somewhat of a first mover advantage when COVID-19 hit early last year. The pandemic was […]

AFR: The top jobs of 2021 (and how you can land one)

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What are the top jobs for 2021? In this article written by Natasha Boddy for the Australian Financial Review, Michelle explains which jobs are set to boom and how you can land one. View the AFR article here. Cybersecurity, IT, logistics, cloud engineering and accounting are just some of the areas that look set to […]

Nest Egg: Workplace changes in 2021: Are you ready?

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2020 was a certainly a year like never before and in this article for Nest Egg, Michelle writes about the changes that are coming to the workplace. Are you ready for these changes? 2020 was a year like no other, with businesses adapting and workplaces changing in a manner and speed never seen before. So, […]

In The Black: Performance reviews: The art of feedback

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In this article written by Nicole Heath for In The Black, Michelle shares her advice on how to navigate performance appraisals in this time of change. Performance reviews, difficult at the best of times, pose a distinct challenge for organisations adapting to the “new normal” of a pandemic. Two workplace experts offer advice about how […]

WHO Magazine: The introvert’s guide to working from home

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In this article for WHO Magazine are Michelle’s tips for introvert’s working from home – Struggling to make yourself heard on Zoom? We’ve got you covered. As 2020 comes to a close, it’s clear that working from home is likely to become the new normal for many of us moving forward. And while there are […]

Canadian Mortgage Professional: How to build a more diverse team

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As featured in this article for Canadian Mortgage Professional, Michelle discusses the steps in how to build a more diverse team. AS ORGANIZATIONS grapple with more complex decisions and an ever­ increasing pace of change, building a work­force equipped with the skills and experience to thrive in such an environment is critical. Finding this depth […]

Are you captured by your culture?

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We all know the environment in which we live and work can impact our behaviour, but have you ever wondered how quickly such impacts can take effect? Culture influences incredibly quickly. When you enter a new work environment, you quickly learn the accepted way to behave. Behaviour that is off-culture can be shunned and ridiculed. […]

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 […]

TODAY Show: Back to the office

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In this segment from the TODAY Show, Michelle was invited to comment on how to stay safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Michelle here. Michelle says, “Your employer has a duty of care to provide a safe work environment. They’re not going to want you to come to work and get sick. “There’s […]

Human Resources Director NZ: How to manage performance reviews remotely

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Published in Human Resources Director NZ, in this article, Michelle provides her thoughts on performance reviews – their purpose and impact – and how they take on a new intensity during a time when many employees and leaders are working remotely. It’s essential to be sensitive to what is going on for employees at the […]

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 […]

Dexus: The 10 dos and don’ts of gift giving in the workplace

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In this article for Dexus, Michelle contributes her thoughts about what is right and wrong about gift giving in the workplace. Read her comments below. Harmless fun – or a social minefield? It’s time to decode the complicated modern etiquette of gift giving at the office. With every holiday season, birthday and farewell, comes the […]

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 […]

In The Black: Micromanagement: a bad habit you need to ditch now

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In this article first published in In The Black, Michelle contributes her ideas as to why you need to ditch the micromanagement habit. Micromanagement is a bad habit that can destroy creativity and innovation, yet many leaders who micromanage regard themselves as thorough and capable. What are the signs that you should look for if […]

AIM WA Leader Magazine: The art of receiving gifts

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In this article for the WA Leader Magazine (from the WA branch of the Australian Institute of Management), Michelle was interviewed by the author about the art of receiving gifts in the workplace. ‘Please accept this gift as a token of our appreciation’ isn’t a phrase that typically makes you think twice. However, this isn’t […]

Is your organisation too busy for its own good?

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Being busy is the new normal, with the words ‘I’m busy’ often featuring in our response to the question ‘How are you?”. We spend much of our day rushing from appointment to appointment, event to event and trying to cram so much into one day. Busy-ness is generated from a number of different factors. It […]

It’s time to reclaim the lost hours in your day

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Being busy seems to be a constant part of life these days. For people working in organisations a big contributor to that is the amount of time they spend in meetings. Have you ever counted how much of your average working week you spend in meetings? For some executives I work with it can be […]

Friendships are important at work and here’s why

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Organisations often talk about culture, but rarely consider the role that having friends at work plays in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive environment. There’s no doubt that workplaces are complex environments – bringing together a melting pot of people with varying ideas, assumptions, experiences, expectations and ambitions. They can also be highly destructive. The […]