ARF: Five tips on asking for a pay rise in a pandemic

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In these unusual times, it may be hard to ask for a pay rise. In this article for the Australian Financial Review, Michelle provides suggestions on how to do this during a pandemic. Asking for a pay rise can be a difficult conversation at the best of times, but the coronavirus pandemic has meant convincing […]

Institute of Managers and Leaders: Why it’s time to shift your perspective

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As 2020 comes to an end, Michelle explains – in this article for the Institute of Managers and Leaders – why now is a good time to challenge your perspective. The year 2020 is one many will be happy to forget, however, before saying ‘good riddance’ to the year that was it is useful to […]

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 […]

In The Black: Performance reviews: The art of feedback

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In this article for In The Black, Michelle shares her advice on how to navigate performance appraisals in this time of change. Performance reviews, difficult at the best of times, pose a distinct challenge for organisations adapting to the “new normal” of a pandemic. Two workplace experts offer advice about how to navigate performance reviews […]

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. […]

psnews.com.au: Bad Boss Book Review

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Michelle’s new book Bad Boss has been reviewed by Rama Gaind of psnews.com.au. Read Rama’s review below. Gibbings is right when she claims Bad Boss is for anyone who is in — or who is keen to avoid — a negative workplace environment characterised by ineffective leadership. It’s sometimes difficult to realise, but bad bosses […]

WHO Magazine: The introvert’s guide to working from home

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In this article for WHO Magazine are Michelle’s tips for introvert’s working from home – Struggling to make yourself heard on Zoom? We’ve got you covered. As 2020 comes to a close, it’s clear that working from home is likely to become the new normal for many of us moving forward. And while there are […]

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, […]

Sydney Morning Herald: Why you should search for a career that taps into your passion

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In this article for The Sydney Morning Herald, Michelle explains why your career should tap into your passion. Finding a job you’re passionate about might sound like a cliché, but it could turn out to be a savvy career move, with a survey* by employment marketplace SEEK revealing that a candidate’s enthusiasm may be more […]

Yahoo Finance: 7 habits your boss hates – and how to stop them

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In this article for Yahoo Finance, Michelle has identified seven habits you may be displaying that your boss finds really annoying. 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, unethical, power-hungry, a perfectionist, […]

Good Magazine NZ: Bad work habits that impact the way your boss perceives you

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In Michelle’s latest article published in Good Magazine NZ, Michelle provides seven bad habits that could be impacting your performance at work. When your working relationship with your boss is challenging, it’s easy to lay the blame at their feet. Perhaps you have judged them to be ineffective, unethical, power-hungry, a bully, a narcissist, a […]

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 […]

Paving your own Practice podcast with Dr Amna: toxic work cultures

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In discussion with Dr Amna from Paving your own Practice, Michelle discusses toxic work cultures. The discussion also reflects on Michelle’s latest book Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one. Listen to the podcast here.