CEO Magazine: Workplace expert’s advice to eliminating the unproductive mid-year slump

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In this article on CEO Magazine, Michelle Gibbings explains the simplest ways to hack your deflated work ethic back into action. Getting up and going can be hard on those cold, dark wintry days, and your productivity can wane to the detriment of your employer, or worse, your own business. A range of studies has […]

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 […]