Women’s Agenda: Got a bad boss? You’re not alone. Michelle Gibbings wants to change that

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Michelle highlights, in this article for Women’s Agenda, that there are bad bosses everywhere. Michelle says: “People don’t approach me for coaching or mentoring help because they’re finding the work too hard. They come to me and say I am struggling with the relationships at work.” Change is possible… read on. There are bad bosses […]

CFO Australia: Why caring, compassion and commitment are vital qualities for CFOs

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Michelle shares her thoughts – in this article for CFO Australia – why caring and compassion are vital qualities CFOs should adopt. 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 […]

What are you not hearing?

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It was the famous Sufi poet, Rumi, who wrote: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there”. A beautiful statement, which is often easier said than done. Humans are quick to judge, and once we’ve made up our mind about someone (or something) it can be even harder […]

IIDM: Why It’s Important To Take Ownership For The Way You Lead Your Team

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In this article for International Institute of Directors and Managers, Michelle explains why leaders need to own the way they lead their team. From Facebook’s privacy breaches, the Theranos scandal, Uber’s initial failure to deal with sexual harassment, Equifax’s data breaches, Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, the examples exposed at last year’s Australian Banking Royal Commission there […]

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. […]

Influence is a team pursuit

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Former Chief of Staff of the US Army, General Eric Shinseki, once remarked: “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” We all know we are living in a changing world, where your ability to progress is often dictated by your response to change (initiated by others), as well as your […]

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 […]

Q Magazine: 7 bad habits that drive your boss crazy & how to turn them around

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In this article for Q Magazine, Michelle suggests that there are seven bad habits that drive your boss crazy & how to turn them around. We’ve all worked for one, or perhaps you are working for one now – the boss who makes your working life day hell. Perhaps you judged them to be ineffective, […]

IIDM: Why Good Leadership Matters To All Of Us

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Published for the International Institute of Directors and Managers, in this article Michelle explains why, during the pandemic, leaders and bosses need to innovate and manage a complex environment, making leadership more essential than ever. With the current economic and pandemic challenges, leaders and bosses are needing to innovate and manage previously unseen complexities and […]

Venture Magazine: How to create your leadership playbook

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In this article published in Venture Magazine, Michelle outlines three key steps to lead with integrity, authenticity and courage. There are hundreds of thousands of leadership books and a multitude of leadership frameworks, and yet effective leadership is still, at times, thin on the ground. The Gallup group found that 82% of employees see their […]

Good Magazine NZ: 4 types of bosses and how to deal with them

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In Michelle’s working life, she has come across four types of bosses. Michelle writes about the four types in this article published in Good Magazine NZ. Before you rush to pass judgement and sentence on your boss, it pays to understand what drives them and their behaviour. Over my working life, I’ve come across four […]

CEOWorld Magazine: What to do if you’re a bad boss

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In this article for CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle provides guidelines as to what to do if you are a bad boss. Being a leader today isn’t easy. Leaders are facing unchartered territory, an uncertain business environment and economic challenges the like of which many will never have experienced before. At the same time, there’s competing demands, […]

Help others, and you’ll help yourself

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Throughout your career, you’ll come across all types of leaders and co-workers. At one end of the spectrum, there’s the ‘win at all costs’ personality. The leader or co-worker who subscribes to the motto that ‘nice guys finish last’ and for them to come out on top someone else (perhaps, you) has to lose. Advocating […]

Inside Small Business: Want better output? Then focus on the safety of your team

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Michelle provides four points in how to get better output from your team, in this article for Inside Small Business. 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 environment where […]

HR Director NZ: Want better output? Then focus on the safety of your team

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For HR Director New Zealand, Michelle provides four points in how to get better output from your team. Read the article here. Consider the impact that safety has on how your team connects, engages and works together. When leaders think about ways to motivate their team, safety isn’t something that would typically top the list […]

CEOWorld Magazine: The benefits of reverse mentoring and what you can learn from those younger than you

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In this article for CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle writes about reverse mentoring where the traditional mentee and mentor role is swapped. As organisations become more complex, the need for dialogue, understanding and the willingness for leaders to check assumptions and listen to diverse perspectives is essential. One way to do that effectively is through reverse mentoring. […]