Thoughts and Insights by Michael Gregory

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January 14th, 2022

January 14, 2022, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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January 10th, 2022

Consider age differences, and various tools to enhance collaboration

Did you realize that 75% of employees regard collaboration at work to be important? With more people working remotely, what are you doing to promote collaboration with your team whether remote or on site? Collaboration drives productivity, team building, customer service, and employee satisfaction. This article explores some tools to help you and your team be more collaborative going forward whether you are together on site, working at home or offsite, or some hybrid situation.

January 7th, 2022

January 7, 2022, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

    Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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January 3rd, 2022

Hire right, take actions timely, reduce conflict, and promote collaboration

The best places to work create a collaborative, peaceful, and supportive workplace for their employees. However, no matter what conflict arises. As a leader it is up to you to handle conflict in your organization. So, how do you deal with conflict in the workplace? You need some strategies and approaches. How can you build a stronger sense of team, inspire deeper understanding, and empathy between team members? When you do you enhance retention and keep the best and brightest on board because they want to contribute to your mission and collaborate.

December 29th, 2021

How to Work With Difficult People In A Workplace Or Organization

Concentrate on the action you can take to move forward with the situation. Stay positive, calm,  and focused on the problem. Be gentle on the people around you.

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December 27th, 2021

Insights for providing solutions to complex problems

What is a solution provider versus a problem solver? A problem solver addresses a specific problem or issue. A solution provider asks a lot more questions to get to the root cause and may uncover several other problems on the way to providing a solution that is much broader in scope than first intended. The solution provider works to address the initial problem, but typically adds more value by helping find solutions beyond the initial scope of the assignment.

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December 24th, 2021

December 24, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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December 20th, 2021

December 17, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

December 20th, 2021

Here are ten ideas from positive psychology on how to be happier and more productive

In an article from the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkley the author, James McConchie, PhD, looks at two of the great minds from the field of positive psychology and shares what he has found from their body of work. The author provides ten lessons learned from these two giants in the field, Ed Diener and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Starting with these ten lessons you are provided with additional commentary that you can use to be happier and more productive

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December 12th, 2021

This is how to manage emotions during a negotiation

We are very emotional beings. When you are in a negotiation those emotions can work for you or against you. If you are compassionate remaining calm, competent, and confident they work for us. If you become defensive, blame others or yourself, or even worse become angry, your negative emotions can take over. When that happens, you will not be thinking clearly. This can undermine your best of intentions. So, how can you make your emotions work for you in a negotiation? In short, prepare by being mindful before the negotiation. When possible, identify your emotional triggers, reinterpret the trigger, alter the emotion, and take appropriate actions. Now let us look each of these areas to make your emotions work for you in a negotiation.

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