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. […]

Who is helping you make better decisions?

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We all make make many decisions each day. Decisions that range from simple things such as what to wear, to more strategic matters such as where to invest. At work, as you get into more senior roles the decisions are likely to get more complex, and the consequences more significant. Trying to go it alone […]

What’s your recipe for progress?

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Like many others, during our recent period of lock-down, I started baking again. Some efforts were successful, and others less so. The most challenging was trying to make sourdough bread! My husband, Craig, and I tried lots of different recipes. Some long. Some short. Some complicated. Some easy. All with varying degrees of success. In […]

How to bring out the best in your team

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Recently, many people have asked me what more they can do as leaders to engage and connect with their teams during this time. While these times are challenging, what’s needed to create great teams hasn’t changed. If anything, it’s just elevated its importance. At its core, people are brought together into a team to get […]

Putting the ‘we’ before the ‘me’

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Would you rather work alone or as part of a team? It’s a question people are often asked in a job interview. The answer to that question can’t just be determined by whether a person is an introvert or an extrovert, and for many people the answer will vary. Some days they want to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

HR Director: Six ways to be a more thoughtful leader

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In this article that appears in HR Director, Michelle discusses when you ask employees what they want from their leaders the answers are relatively consistent, and simple. Read on. Leadership and decision-making go hand in hand and as technology changes how we live and work, the nature of those decisions and how to lead can […]

Can loyalty go too far?

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As the latest edition of the TV show Survivor unfolds you can once again watch the cast members build alliances, ditch alliances and generally scheme and plot their way to the top of the totem pole. Loyalty between the players lasts for a while, but at some stage they know that to win the game they’ll need […]

Insurance Business Australia: How to build a more diverse team

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In this article published in Insurance Business Australia, Michelle says the more alike people are, the more likely they are to think along the same lines; therefore, there is less room for debate, discernment and disagreement. Continue reading below.  As organizations grapple with more complex decisions and an ever-increasing pace of change, building a workforce […]

Business Leader’s breakthrough podcast: The Power of Teams to Create a High Performance Culture

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In this podcast episode, Ryan has the pleasure of interviewing Michelle Gibbings. She is the founder of consultancy Change Meridian and a best selling author of 2 personal career development books with a third coming out in May. Michelle and Ryan talk about the future of work and how leaders, teams and team members can […]

Are you willing to shift your perspective?

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It’s been an eventful start to the year: bushfires, a President impeachment, virus outbreak and falling share markets. These events unfold with a mix of emotions, varying perspectives and thankfully, often the display of humanity at its best. At the same time, we often witness much vitriol and vehemence as positions on topics are shared […]