Thoughts and Insights by Michael Gregory

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July 24th, 2021

Do’s and Don’ts with tough Conversations

A difficult conversation can be something that makes you anxious or gives you stress. Everyone has difficult conversations The question is, what should you not do and what should you do when faced with a tough conversation. This could be personnel matter, a conduct issue, a reprimand, a transfer, a termination, or any of a host of difficult conversations. As an author that specializes in conflict resolution and collaboration, here are some observations to help you.

July 23rd, 2021

July 23, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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July 14th, 2021

Addressing family strife with the transfer of the family business

As a qualified mediator that focuses on business valuation issues, I have been brought in many times to assist with conflicts associated with business valuation and family succession issues, when things do not necessarily go as planned. This article focuses on common problems and ways in which a qualified neutral familiar with business valuation can help the parties through this emotional and stressful time. Various parties offer expertise to assist with the process, but in the end a qualified neutral familiar with this process, valuation, and mediation can help resolve painful issues timely with far less emotional and physical resources expended.

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July 12th, 2021

Addressing conflict with returning to the office policies

Not all conflicts are bad.

July 9th, 2021

July 9, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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July 5th, 2021

Explaining four “E” words associated with Collaboration

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words. Look at the photo above. It speaks volumes. To develop leaders, promote collaboration, overcome conflict, address disputes, and promote healing for the betterment of your organization. Words matter. This article looks at four words that begin with the letter “E” that have to do with The Collaboration Effect. These are equality, equity, empathy, and educate. A closer look at each indicates why each is important for collaboration. Let us begin with equality.

July 5th, 2021

July 2, 2021 Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

June 25th, 2021

This is how to neutralize negativity for collaboration

How can you neutralize negativity where you work?

June 25th, 2021

June 25, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

June 21st, 2021

Know and apply one of the five negotiation styles

Let us take a look at the five negotiation styles of accommodation, avoidance, compromise, collaboration, and competition.  Which is your preferred style?  What about the other party? What can you do for a better negotiation?

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