Thoughts and Insights by Michael Gregory

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August 27th, 2021

August 27, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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August 20th, 2021

Here are three rules on how to lead tough, unavoidable conversations

To hear the expert or read the transcript from an expert in the field check out this 15-minute Ted Talk by Dr. Adar Cohen on “3 ways to lead, tough, unavoidable conversations”.  Having watched the video and read the transcript I wanted to share with you his three rules, but also add some additional information based on over 2,500 mediations and negotiations coupled with over 25 of years of management experience at all levels.  

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August 20th, 2021

August 20, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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August 16th, 2021

Do your homework, be patient, build relationships, listen actively, and success will follow

All to often when you are in a negotiation, conflict, or mediation with someone else you would li

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August 12th, 2021

August 13, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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August 8th, 2021

Six key attributes of listening actively

For both collaboration and conflict resolution listening actively is key to understanding. All to often you have what we want to say on the top of your agenda and what you want to have happen as your primary position. However, if you want to truly collaborate and/or address conflict resolution, the real key is to listen actively. This article provides you with six key attributes to listen actively. Based on this commentary you can act to constructively apply these six key attributes to promote both collaboration and conflict resolution.

August 6th, 2021

August 6, 2021, Michael Gregory’s Weekly Leadership Roundup

Leadership, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution  

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August 1st, 2021

Vividness bias impact on negotiations, collaboration, and conflict resolution

“Vividness bias is the tendency to overweight the vivid and prestigious attributes of a decision, such as salary, or an employer’s status, and underweight less impressive issues, such as location, or rapport with colleagues.”[i] What does this have to do with a negotiation, collaboration, or conflict? Actually, quite a bit. We tend to overestimate our obvious and our strengths and underestimate the less obvious and our weaknesses. By being aware of each this can help you in a negotiation, a collaboration and in a conflict.   [i] https://www.pon.harvard.edu/daily/salary-negotiations/negotiators-resist...

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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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