Is it time to suck the marrow?

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Bored? In a rut? Hate your job? But you have a dilemma.You don’t want to leave where you work. It could be that you like the organisation’s culture or work colleagues or personal circumstances mean it’s not a good time to shift roles. What do you do when you don’t enjoy your work, but you […]

What’s your leadership gap?

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Leaders often have far more power and impact than they realise. A recent conversation was a stark reminder of this fact. A friend mentioned an interaction with their direct report and shared their surprise at the team member’s reluctance to challenge their thinking. Now you may be thinking, ‘Really? It was a surprise that they weren’t […]

Mortgage Professional Australia: Why a little bit of stress is good for you

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Michelle was delighted to share her thoughts about why a little bit of stress is good for you, in this article written by Kate McIntyre for Mortgage Professional Australia. Feeling stressed? If you are a mortgage broker, chances are the answer is a resounding “yes.” But according to workplace expert Michelle Gibbings, a little bit […]

Do you need to change your shoes?

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Working from home prompted lots of change. Most notably, we no longer needed to pay much attention to what was happening to the bottom half of our wardrobe. I only recently discovered a hidden downside from that trend. Getting ready for a recent public, in-person event, I went to put on high heels and found […]

Are you giving enough or too much?

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There’s an old saying, ‘Information is power .’ While there is truth to that statement, so much of our life is better off when we share ideas, knowledge, insights, and our time. For example, where would we be without open-source technology, which is based on making the design and code publicly accessible? So many of the […]

My Business: Why boosting your business’s culture is more important than ever

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In this article for My Business, Michelle explains why business culture is more important than ever. As we entered 2021, there was a sense of excitement that the challenges of 2020 were behind us. However, we soon discovered the reality of the long road out of COVID-19, dashing hopes of quickly reverting to pre-COVID days. […]

Yahoo Finance: 5 ways to supercharge your creativity

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In this article for Yahoo Finance, Michelle contributes her thoughts and offers five ways you can supercharge your creativity.  When you think about creativity and innovation, what comes to mind? The iPhone? Driverless cars? Art and sculpture? Or things that were once considered innovative, such as the humble toaster? Creativity and innovation are all around […]

Sky News: ‘Networking’ the key to landing a job and finding successful employment

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Sky News invited Michelle on the program to share ideas about jobs, networking and finding the next step in your career. Watch the clip to learn more. Your “network” is the key to landing your next job and sometimes taking that next job will “set you up” for a bigger and better role, according to […]

Women’s Day: How to find part-time work

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Michelle was invited by Women’s Day magazine to share her tips, in this article, on how to find part-time work.  You may want to ease into retirement, or are seeking shorter working hours because you need to spend more time with children or ageing parents. Whatever the reason, if you’ve seeking part-time or more flexible […]

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 […]

Are you part of the drama?

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As the latest series of Married at First Sight unfolds on the TV, you may be like me and scratching your head and wondering why anyone would subject themselves to it (either participating or watching). There’s no doubt it’s good drama with a heady mix of emotions, gossip and intrigue. Like other productions of a similar genre, […]

Institute of Managers and Leaders: How are you role modelling?

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As a leader what you say and do sets the standard each and every day. Are you challenging yourself to live up to your own expectations? Thanks to the Institute of Managers and Leaders for inviting Michelle to share her thoughts in this article. Recently, the eldest boy of family friends was showing his younger […]

Vet Practice: Game Plan

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In this article written by John Burfitt for Vet Practice, he writes that there are many different views on how best to gain competitive advantage. So which one is right? I was invited to provide my comments on this, please read below. When it comes to following good business wisdom when running your own practice, […]

Are you ready?

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Out of curiosity and perhaps a secret desire for validation, I’ve been running a straw poll to check how rested, and ready people are for the year ahead. Why might you ask? Well, I noticed that even though I had scheduled holidays over Christmas and summertime, I didn’t feel like I had a break. My […]

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 […]

Is it too much of a good thing?

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Welcome to the first Weekly Insights for 2021! I hope you had time to rest and recharge over summer, so you are ready for another interesting year. At this time of the year, most people take time out to think about their goals for the year ahead. For some people, that activity may be cursory […]

Wrapping up your year

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When 2020 kicked off with the usual new year festivities no one was predicting that the year would unfold as it has. It’s been a year of uncertainty, change and thankfully, also hope. It was also a reminder that despite great intentions, concrete plans and strategic foresight, there are always going to be things you […]

The Daily Telegraph: Prove your worth

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In this article written by Melanie Burgess for the Careers section of The Saturday Telegraph, Michelle offers her thoughts on how to prove your worth when seeking a promotion or role in a new organisation. Michelle highlights the importance of keeping track of your achievements and how to maintain your portfolio or work. Workers must […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Putting the ‘we’ before the ‘me.’

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Do you prefer to work alone or with a team? In this article for CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle discusses how to approach this question when asked in a job interview or a workplace. Would you prefer to work alone or as part of a team? It’s a question people are often asked in a job interview. […]

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 […]