Author: Michelle Gibbings

Which frame are you choosing?

There is a famous Native American story, which goes like this… One evening, an old Cherokee tells his grandson that inside all people a battle goes on between two wolves. One wolf is negativity: anger, sadness, stress, contempt, disgust, fear, embarrassment, guilt, shame and hate. The other is positivity: joy, gratitude, serenity, hope, pride, amusement, […]

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Are you a taker, faker or maker?

Throughout your career you will come across people who are easy to work and those less so. Those who will enable your progress, and those who will hinder it. People who will inspire you, and those who will drag you down. It is often when you experience unexpected career changes or challenges at work that […]

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CEOWORLD magazine: Thinking Differently As Competitive Advantage

Michelle recently featured in the CEOWORLD magazine writing about why thinking differently is a competitive advantage. Developing the next generation of leaders was listed as the top issue for CEOs in DDI’s CEO Challenges: Global Leadership Forecast for 2018 report. Leaders are increasingly being asked to grapple with complex problems for which there is no one right […]

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Have you stopped listening yet?

As the world and organisations become more complex, the need for dialogue, understanding and the willingness to check your assumptions and listen to points of view you disagree with becomes even more important. A case in point. In November last year, there was controversy in the Australian Senate when a One Nation motion invoking the […]

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Insurance Business Magazine: Why your brokerage should be volunteering

Michelle recently wrote an article featured in the Insurance Business Magazine talking about why your brokerage should be volunteering. An international leadership expert has urged brokerages to participate in volunteering days, saying the benefits are three-fold – at the very least. “Firstly, one of the key benefits is around bonding and team dynamics,” says Michelle […]

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CEO Magazine: Why trust is an essential leadership skill

In her recent article featured in CEO Magazine, Michelle explores why leaders should build a corporate culture of trust. There’s no doubt that workplaces are complex environments – bringing together a melting pot of people with varying ideas, assumptions, experiences, expectations and ambitions. If you want an engaged and productive workplace where ideas are constructively […]

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How to survive a horrible boss

Hollywood has made an industry creating movies and TV shows that portray a horrible boss. Think Miranda Priestly, Gordon Gekko, Katharine Parker and Montgomery Burns to name a few. Whilst the reality may not be as extreme as what’s portrayed on the silver screen, sadly many people find themselves working for people they don’t like […]

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IIDM: Why Leaders Will Have Their Progress Hampered If They Don’t Take Time to Practise Self-care

In a world that’s in a constant state of busy-ness, being able to slow down and find time for self-care can be very hard. In this article featured on the International Institute of Directors and Managers (IIDM) website, Michelle talks about why it’s important for leaders to take time to practice self-care. Leaders worry that […]

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