Michael Gregory

NSA, MBA, ASA, CVA, 1 habit Contributor

Michael Gregory leads Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC and The Collaboration Effect®.

He works with clients that want to overcome conflicts and promote collaboration based on neuroscience, and with meeting planners looking for a dynamic, interactive and entertaining speaker.

As background, he ran an organization with 1,200 employees and completed over 2,500 mediations and negotiations. He has given over 400 presentations in the U.S. and Canada based on his 11 books and over 30 articles he has written.

Clients have saved hundreds of millions of dollars. As a speaker, participants leave with actionable items they can apply immediately on the job.

My Books

Check out my most recent books

1 Habit: 100 Habits from the World’s Happiest Achievers – Paperback

You know the joy you feel when you are so passionate about your “why” that you can’t wait to wake up and jump right into life? That motivation will get you started, but to be able to follow through, you need the Habits that will help you place one foot in front of the other when things get tough.

Author, Steve Samblis spent years searching the world for the most successful people on the planet. He got to know them and asked them each “What was the one most crucial habit in your life that has made the most significant impact on your success.” He then took these 100 Habits and put them into a book called 1 Habit.

Not only does the 1 Habit contain the Habits, but it also teaches you how to make a Habit part of who you are. Make it part of your being. Once instilled in you, the Habits becomes something you just automatically now do, and that automates your pathway to success.

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Peaceful Resolutions

This book was written to help: (1) someone who is currently in a conflict; (2) someone who wants to help others who are in conflict, and (3) someone who wants to take proactive steps to prevent conflict.

This book has 60 steps organized into ten chapters for application at work, home, school, places of worship, or community to assist in conversations, discussions, negotiations, mediations, and achieving compromise.

This book is written from the standpoint of a manager with more than 30 years experience mediating more than 500 disputes, setting up processes to address hundreds of conflicts, with negotiations and mediations completed over issues with as much as a billion dollars at stake.

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Business Valuations and the IRS

Business Valuations and the IRS: Five Books in One is the most comprehensive publication ever written for business valuers who prepare appraisals for federal tax purposes. It compiles five books into one book with five parts, with the first two parts presenting processes and approaches to resolve conflict, followed by three parts addressing the most common adjustment areas by IRS engineers and valuers.

PART ONE offers an orientation to IRS organization and culture, IRS official and unofficial rules of engagement, how classification works in general and in business valuations in particular, suggestions for how to work with IRS valuers and specialists, and recommendations for using expert witnesses.

PART TWO shows the reader how to resolve issues with the IRS. The most common errors in valuation are presented, followed by strategies for issue resolution and mediation, suggestions for using the IRS evaluation process to resolve issues, strategies for resolving conflicts with IRS teams and agents, and suggestions for writing a business valuation report for the IRS while avoiding potential penalties.

PART THREE focuses on S-corp valuations and the additional risks associated with S-corps. Fifteen items are presented that business valuers should request from clients in every S-corp valuation. Recommendations are then offered based on how the IRS approaches S-corp valuation issues.

PART FOUR addresses reasonable compensation. This includes a thorough review and critique of the IRS Job Aid on reasonable compensation as well as its extremely useful appendix. Specific recommendations are presented based on practical experiences with the IRS.

PART FIVE provides the reader with the most current thinking, ideas, tools and approaches related to Discount for Lack of Marketability. The IRS Job Aid is presented and critiqued with the most current thinking by then-current as well as new models used by valuers.

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“1 Habit™ has the power to change your life

Michael Gregory