Thoughts and Insights by Michael Gregory

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April 6th, 2021

Here are 10 key elements for virtual collaboration

Who does not know what working virtually means today?

April 5th, 2021

April 3, 2021 Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

April 3, 2021 Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup by

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March 29th, 2021

Collaboration and conflict resolution for project managers through mediation

Collaboration involves two or more people working together to accomplish a goal. When two or more people work together the addition of ideas provides for a value-added outcome. Unfortunately, sometimes there can be differences of opinions that can lead to conflict. Mediation is one approach to resolve these types of matters. This article looks at mediation, the most common causes of conflict, and how mediation can overcome these issues.

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March 26th, 2021

Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup March 26, 2021

    Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

March 21st, 2021

March 19, 2021 Michael Gregory's Weekly Leadership Roundup

Weekly Leadership Renaissance Roundup by Michael Gregory

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March 21st, 2021

Attitude in conflicts and collaboration matters

So much of what you do and say is shaped in part by your own attitude. In disputes and conflicts on the negative side and with collaboration and alignment on the positive side, attitude matters. In society today you see racial strife, uncertain economics, covid-19, less human touch, additional stress, and many other issues, it is amazingly easy to see the downside. On the upside with working from home, not having to commute, connecting virtually, spending more time at home, and having more time to concentrate on other things do you take time to reflect on what you are grateful for? Your attitude is key for so many of life’s twists and turns. This commentary explores your attitude and how you can impact your attitude towards conflict and collaboration

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March 14th, 2021

Leadership, Listening, and Collaboration

To collaborate with others, resolve disputes, overcome conflicts, heal relationships, empathize with others, and lead effectively you have to listen. Listening actively is one of the three key components of The Collaboration Effect®. The collaboration effect is all about connecting relationships, listening actively, and educating judiciously in order to build bridges to negotiate closure. This commentary is focusing on listening and taking you to a higher level related to listening. In the text, The Collaboration Effect, chapter 6 is simply entitled, Listening Actively. As the author of this text, I indicate this chapter is the most important chapter in the book. It is with that perspective I want to take you to listening even better going forward by introducing you to two experts that focus strictly on listening.

March 9th, 2021

Mike Greg pens new article for WealthManagement.com

Mike Greg was recently published in WealthManagement.com.

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March 5th, 2021

Collaborative negotiations with landlords and tenants

When you think of disputes between landlords and tenants the natural tendency is to think of rent payments not being paid and the landlord wanting the money. After all the landlord has bills to pay too. However, there can be a host of issue and a number of perspectives. Having mediated hundreds of these disputes I want to share with you some thoughts during these more unusual times.

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February 28th, 2021

Take these five actions to improve collaboration

Collaboration is simply the action of two or more parties working towards a common a goal. However, not everyone is necessarily on the same page and conflicts can arise for a variety of reasons. To minimize conflicts and to improve collaboration here are five actions you can take to improve the process. When you improve the process you enhance relationships, reduce required resources, and improve results.

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