active CEO Podcast #154 Michelle Gibbings I've Got A Bad Boss

active CEO Podcast #154 Michelle Gibbings I’ve Got A Bad Boss

active CEO Podcast #154 Michelle Gibbings I've Got A Bad Boss

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Michelle Gibbings about I’ve got a bad boss, building strong relationships, learning the language of business and stepping into conversations you need to have.

We also delve into influencing other people’s behaviours through our own behaviour, future proofing your career and finding the courage you need to have the real conversations.

Michelle Gibbings – I’ve Got A Bad Boss

Michelle is a workplace expert, global keynote speaker on leadership, and bestselling author of Bad Boss, step up, career leap and get career fit. She is the founder and managing director at Change Meridian, certified dare to lead facilitator, curious about bad bosses and famous for getting you ready for tomorrow, today.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Business Communications, PR and Government from Queensland University of Technology, Diploma of Management from Swinbourne University Technology, and a Masters of International Trade in Diplomacy from Monash University. Our guest has an esteemed career including Press Secretary and Public Policy Advisor for Federal Member of Parliament, Communications Manager at Mt Isa Mines, various senior management roles at ANZ and NAB Banks, and transformation management office and change director at AMP.

Michelle talks about

  • Stepping into other person’s shoes.
  • If people didn’t like me, it didn’t matter.
  • A relentless drive and energy.
  • Don’t listen to what other people say about you.
  • Coping with cultural changes in a company.
  • People not stepping into the conversations that they need to have.
  • Creating an environment your team will thrive in.
  • We all influence others by what we do.
  • The courage you need to have a conversation.
  • You cant future proof your job, but you can future proof your career.
  • What you can do to reshape your career.
  • You can’t divorce your career from your personal life.
  • How to fix the relationship dynamic.
  • What to do when I’ve Got A Bad Boss.
  • Creating psychological safety so people speak up.
  • Let my team know my weaknesses are.
  • What am I going to do to close the gap?
  • The unwillingness to listen to people to people they disagree with.
  • I need to be free to be me.


“Why do I think they are behaving like that? What’s the pressure that they are experiencing, what is happening in the organisational system that could be challenging them, could be prompting them to think, process and act in a certain way?” Michelle Gibbings talks about improving leadership and managing Bad Bosses, on the active CEO Podcast.

“No one is going to remember the work that you did, the only thing they will remember is how you made them feel and what you’ve done to help them progress in their career.” The real impact you have as a leader with Michelle Gibbings, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Michelle Gibbings
Michelle Gibbings LinkedIn
Michelle Gibbings Facebook
Michelle Gibbings Instagram
Michelle Gibbings YouTube
Speakers Institute Corporate
Craig Johns
Craig Johns
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Bad Boss Book
Get Career Fit Book
Career Leap Book
Step Up Book

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Wendy Born about raising leaders, understanding mini cultures within cultures, what is great leadership and why do we make leadership so complex?

We also speak about the synergies in parenting and leading, things that prevent leaders from performing and how to get rid of egos in the workplace.

Wendy Born – Raising Leaders

Wendy is a Leadership Development Specialist, who has authored The Languages of Leadership and newly released Raising Leaders, and loves speaking about the correlation between parenting and leadership. She is an engaging, facilitator, coach, speaker and author, who is passionate about creating effective leaders

Her tertiary education includes Bachelor of Business in HR Management from QUT, Diploma of Management from Swinburne University of Technology and Organizational Leadership from Harvard University. Wendy has held management, leadership and consulting roles at National Australia Bank, Australia Post, Right Management and Victorian Leaders. She now works as a Leadership Development Specialist in her own firm Wendy Born Consulting.

Wendy talks about

  • Learnt how to work with grumpy old men.
  • Leadership lessons from working at NAB Bank.
  • Learning about leadership and adaptive leadership at Harvard University.
  • Raising leaders.
  • Things that stop leaders .
  • What is great leadership.
  • What are the Languages of Leadership
  • Building trust in a team environment.
  • Having difficult conversations in and open and empathetic way.
  • Why Jacinda Ardern stands out as a leader.
  • Leveraging your experience as a parent and your own upbringing.
  • The 5 core areas of parenting and leading.
  • Challenges we are seeing in leadership in 2020


“As leaders we have three things in our control that help us be effective in what we do – actions, words and behaviours.” Raising leaders with Wendy Born, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Wendy Born Linkedin
Wendy Born www.wendyborn,
Speakers Institute Corporate
Craig Johns
Craig Johns
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Raising Leaders Wendy Born

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