Author: Michelle Gibbings

Why your power matters

When you think of the word ‘power’ what’s the association that immediately springs to mind? Is it a negative or positive connotation? It’s likely that it will be negative, and that’s because power is usually associated with the concept of having ‘power over other people’. Read the entire blog post here.

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Spark Magazine: Why being busy doesn’t equal being productive

The Summer 2018-2019 edition of Spark Magazine featured Michelle’s article that explores why being busy doesn’t always mean you are productive. Despite results from the 2016 census highlighting that the length of the working week for most Australians hasn’t increased since 2011, many workers feel pressed for time and in a constant state of ‘busy-ness’. […]

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Spark Magazine: Are you outsourcing your change leadership?

The Summer 2018-2019 edition of Spark Magazine featured Michelle’s article about outsourcing change leadership. Everywhere you look, change is on the horizon. Change that is driven from both internal and external drivers, including regulation, consumer expectations, market forces, technology, new board members or a new CEO. These drivers are changing not just the ‘what’ people […]

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Spark Magazine: Are you leading from the front?

In this article from the Summer 2018-2019 edition of Spark Magazine, Michelle suggests three ways you can become an effective leader. From Facebook’s privacy breaches, the Theranos scandal, Uber’s failure to deal with sexual harassment, Equifax’s data breaches, Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, and the stories coming from the Banking Royal Commission, failures are everywhere. Whilst the […]

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Are you owning your part?

Read the newspaper and online journals or watch and listen to the news and you’ll see many instances over the last 12 months where an organisation’s culture has been deemed to be at the root cause of organisational malaise, regulatory breaches or bad customer service. 2018 hasn’t been a stellar year for the culture of […]

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HR Director Australia: How to land a promotion in a robotic world

With so much focus on AI, automation and robotics, less attention can be paid to the critical role that the humanities and social sciences will play in shaping how we work, according to Michelle Gibbings, founder of Change Meridian. This article originally appeared in HR Director Australia. For the HR professional, this creates exciting opportunities as workplaces […]

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