Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one

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Creating an environment where employees and leaders flourish is a team effort. Regardless of your role – be it an employee, a boss or leader, the boss’s boss or a leader of leaders – this book encourages you to play your part. It challenges you to examine your role in the dynamic and to own […]

Why gratitude at work matters

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When organisations analyse their culture and determine their values, gratitude isn’t a trait that is likely to appear. Yet, more and more research is revealing the significant role it plays in elevating well-being, enhancing relationships and enabling progress. In a working world that’s constantly changing and throwing up obstacles and challenges, the ability for leaders […]

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. […]

Money & Life: Burnout – spot the warning signs

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Published in Money & Life, in this article Michelle provides five easy tips to help team leaders create mentally healthier workplaces. 1. Find the right level Research reveals that a certain amount of pressure is good for us because it helps motivate us and keeps us focused. When we experience the right amount of challenge […]

Inside FMCG: Workplace reset

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Published in Inside FMCG, in this article Michelle says the work-from-home experiment of the last few months has provided an opportunity for change. As employers and employees confront new ways of working due to COVID-19, the level of adjustment required across workplaces has and will be mixed. For some employees, the rapid move to working […]

Are you captured by your culture?

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We all know the environment in which we live and work can impact our behaviour, but have you ever wondered how quickly such impacts can take effect? Culture influences incredibly quickly. When you enter a new work environment, you quickly learn the accepted way to behave. Behaviour that is off-culture can be shunned and ridiculed. […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Do you know the line you won’t cross?

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For CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle wrote this article that contains advice around values and challenges that test our authenticity and integrity. In the workplace, you’ll see people who lose their voice and authenticity in an attempt to be liked by everyone or in their effort to build relationships and build a support base. They think achieving […]

Team Guru: How to deal with a Bad Boss

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Listen to Michelle in this podcast from Team Guru with David Frizzell about how to deal with a bad boss.  Team Guru Podcast · 130 – How to deal with a Bad Boss | Michelle Gibbings Bad Bosses. We’ve all had them. Some of us work for one now. So what can you do about it? […]

Business Franchise Australia and New Zealand: Want Better Output? Then Focus on the Safety of Your Team

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In this article featured in Business Franchise Australia and New Zealand, I highlight how you can achieve better output from your team. 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 […]

Inside Small Business: A guide to managing performance reviews remotely

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Deciding how and when to conduct performance reviews when employees and leaders are working remotely can be challenging. Here are several factors to consider as outlined by Michelle in this article published in Inside Small Business. Debates about performance reviews take on new intensity during a time when many employees and leaders are working remotely. […]

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 […]

IIDM: 5 traps for leaders that can trip you up

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In this article for the International Institute of Directors and Managers, Michelle highlights five traps to be aware of that can trip you up as a leader.  Throughout my career and with the executive coaching work I do now, I often see leaders who are trapped. They know something’s not working, but struggle to pinpoint […]

TODAY Show: Back to the office

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In this segment from the TODAY Show, Michelle was invited to comment on how to stay safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Michelle here. Michelle says, “Your employer has a duty of care to provide a safe work environment. They’re not going to want you to come to work and get sick. “There’s […]

The Daily Telegraph: The keys to becoming influential in your industry

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Michelle provides her comments in this article for The Daily Telegraph on how to become influential in the workplace. Michelle says it’s important that workers understand how they are seen by others. Read on.  Workplace expert and author of Step Up: How to Build Your Influence at Work Michelle Gibbings said it was important workers […]

Who’s distracting you?

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You see it happen with children. They’ve fallen over and are about to cry, and so to stop them reacting you distract them with a toy or something else, so they smile and laugh. Distractions like that are harmless. As we get older, deliberate distractions can take on a whole new meaning. If there’s something […]

Dynamic Business: Let’s Talk: Supporting employees and protecting their wellbeing

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In this article for Dynamic Business, Michelle provides her comments on how to support your employees and protect their wellbeing. Be open with your team about the criticality of self-care, and create a safe environment for your team to share their feelings, and seek support. As part of this, be alert to the warning signs […]

CEOWorld Magazine: 6 ways to stay motivated when the working from home novelty wears off

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In this article, Michelle explains six ways to stay motivated while working from home where uncertainty and things vying for your attention cause distraction – you might find yourself at the end of your working day with little progress. Read on… Working from home can be brilliant, but when it’s unexpected, unplanned and protracted, keeping […]

Human Resources Director: How to manage performance reviews remotely

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In this article published in Human Resources Director, Michelle provides her thoughts on performance reviews – their purpose and impact – and how they take on a new intensity during a time when many employees and leaders are working remotely. It’s essential to be sensitive to what is going on for employees at the moment. […]

Business Woman Media: How to change your career during a pandemic

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In this article for The Business Woman Magazine, Michelle provides eight tips to change your career as the world faces unprecedented challenges and workplaces experience increasing pressure. Here’s how… As the world faces unprecedented challenges and workplaces experience increasing pressure, now more than ever taking charge of your career is essential. Victoria Beckham once said […]

Australian Financial Review: Is the work from home honeymoon over?

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Michelle contributes her thoughts about working remotely in this article published in the Australian Financial Review. Has working from home started to lose its shine? Between Zoom fatigue and being stuck at your computer all day with not enough breaks to working at your kitchen bench for weeks and juggling full-time work with home-schooling the […]