IML: Five ways leaders can set themselves up for success in 2024

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In this article for Institute of Managers and Leaders, Michelle discusses five ways leaders can be successful this year.  The rollercoaster ride of 2023 is well and truly behind us. Leaders now find themselves getting into the swing of a new year filled with uncertainties and opportunities. Success depends on the approach you take. The […]

It’s Never Too Late To Do What You Want To Do

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Have you ever felt stuck in a rut yet felt it was too late to change direction or shift gears? It’s so easy to get set in our ways and to see change as something that has an expiration date – ‘If I don’t do this or make this change by this particular date, it’s […]

Flying Solo: How to start a side hustle

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Thanks to Flying Solo, listen to Michelle’s advice on starting a side hustle while you are still employed.  If you’re thinking of starting a side hustle – business coach and workplace expert Michelle Gibbings has you covered. In this episode of Flying Solo, Michelle shares invaluable wisdom gained from her own experience, including the […]

Who’s controlling who?

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Control. It’s a powerful word. Control is a concept that exists across the spectrum of our personal and professional lives. We love to feel like we are in control of what we do, who we are, why we do something and where we are heading. Feeling in control, feels good, comforting even. Given that our […]

Kochie’s Business Builders: 6 questions to ask before you turn your side hustle into a full-time business

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In this article for Kochie’s Business Builders, Michelle shares the six questions you should consider before turning that side hustle into a full-time business. Stories of people taking their ‘side hustle’ and turning it into a multi-million dollar business make being an entrepreneur and business owner sound enticing and rewarding. But success doesn’t always happen […]

Who are you learning from?

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We are acutely attuned to the environment in which we are in. Cast your mind back to your first day at a new job. You’d be alert to how people behaved and interacted with each other. You might notice how people dress – whether it’s formal or informal. How people talk to each other – […]

Are you falling into a planning trap?

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We all love to believe we are good decision-makers; I certainly like to think that. Yet, there are times when I don’t make good decisions. I am particularly bad at assessing how much capacity I have during the day. A perfect example. An invitation for an evening event during the work week comes through. The […]

Seven tactics to use underestimation to your advantage

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In a working world where impressions can shape perceptions and promotions, being underestimated can feel discouraging and demoralising. Underestimation often stems from biases, preconceived ideas, limited information, or a need for more awareness about an individual’s talents and capabilities. The good news is if you’re being underestimated, you can use it to your advantage. The fabulous […]