Our natural reaction to change is negative. This response has been a matter of survival of our species. Given this initial perspective, this session will focus on how to create, support, and encourage behavioral change with your workforce and how you can support the changes you are making in business.
Communication is key to explaining why, who, what, how, and when by listening to your stakeholders' concerns and keeping everyone informed with what they need and want to know. A well-thought-out, longer-term strategy incorporates a practical process incorporating interactions to mitigate risk and reduce chaos. Practical suggestions are presented to help you based on real-world situations.
Mike Gregory leads Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC. Mike works with accountants, attorneys, and businesses that want to grow their businesses, be more productive and overcome conflict with others by enhancing collaboration. Mike also works with meeting planners looking for a dynamic, interactive, and fun speaker.
As background, Mike has run an organization with 1,200 employees in his career and completed over 2,500 mediations, negotiations, and facilitations. As a result of his collaborative approach, clients have saved hundreds of millions of dollars. In addition, it has been his pleasure to give over 600 presentations in the U.S. and Canada based on the 12 books and over 35 articles he has written over the last nine years.
As a speaker, clients often share that their people are more focused on the tasks at hand, more confident when making difficult decisions, and more at peace in their professional and personal lives. In addition, all participants leave with actionable items they can apply immediately on the job.
Mike has a BS from Valparaiso University, an MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from DePaul University.
On a personal note, he enjoys seeing two little granddaughters at least twice a week. Check out all of his books on Amazon. [ ASA, CVA, Qualified Mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court]
Michael Gregory helps clients identify, address, and resolve issues B2B, within businesses, and with the IRS on issues regarding business valuation and other issues. As the founder of The Collaboration Effect™ his work enhances relationships, resources, and revenues. Mike negotiates winning solutions and works to grow businesses faster and more effectively through The Collaboration Effect™.
Mike develops outstanding change agents who integrate strategy with creativity to transform business cultures into engaged, customer-centric environments. He is an expert in the design and launching of learning programs and events. By asking appropriate questions and truly listening Mike helps others to resolve business conflicts.