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. […]

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 […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Why caring, compassion and commitment are vital qualities for leaders

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In this article published in CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle explains why caring, compassion and commitment are vital qualities for leaders. 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 appear more complex […]

Managers & Leaders: Warning signs your leader might be drunk on power

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In this article published in the Managers & Leaders magazine, Michelle describes the warning signs for you to be aware of should your leader be drunk on power.  The negative impacts that can arise when a person experiences power have long been documented, with instances throughout history – the recent case of Harvey Weinstein being […]

Leaderonomics.com: Four Warning Signs You are Drunk on Power

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In this article published in Leaderonomics.com, Michelle identifies four warnings signs that you may be drunk on power. The negative impacts that can arise when a person experiences power have long been documented, with examples across multiple industries, the Harvey Weinstein scandal being the latest. Dacher Keltner, from Berkley University, found through his research that […]

When time goes too fast

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All around me people are commenting about how fast the year has gone with the wondering ‘What happened to February?’. Of course, we all logically know that time can’t go faster; it just feels like it is going faster. A friend once suggested that this was due to age. Her logic being that when you […]

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 […]

HR Business Australia: How to build a more diverse team

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In this article published in HR 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 […]

Is your quest for certainty hindering your career?

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There’s an old saying that the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. It’s a fairly bleak view of the world. Yet it is true there is much in life that’s uncertain. For many of us, uncertainty isn’t seen as a good thing. While we recognise how we live and work is changing, […]

psnews: Make a list: Checking off your career milestones

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Checklists are normal parts of surgical procedures and airline maintenance, but Michelle Gibbings believes they are also crucial to career development. Michelle explains why in this article from psnews. If you’ve ever been to hospital and had surgery you’ll remember that as you get wheeled into the operating theatre there are a series of checks that […]

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 […]

Body & Soul: 5 interview red flags you shouldn’t ignore

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In this article for Body & Soul, Michelle was asked to contribute her thoughts about what to look out for during an interview. Michelle explains what to pay extra attention to. Don’t ignore the warnings only to kick yourself when you’re unhappily employed – we asked the experts how to spot a dud job in […]

Insurance Business NZ: How to build a more diverse team

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In this article for Insurance Business NZ, Michelle provides four tips on how to build a diverse team.  “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.” As organizations grapple with more complex decisions and an ever-increasing pace […]

Insurance Business NZ: Don’t let social media derail your career

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In this article Michelle contributed to Insurance Business NZ, Michelle explains how a poorly managed social media profile can derail your career. The dumping of five candidates from Australia’s 2019 federal election for offensive social media posts served as a reminder of the damage that a poorly managed social media profile can do to a […]