Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory
A behavioral researcher and strategist, as well as an author, educator, international speaker and social commentator, Dan Gregory specializes in behaviors and belief systems – what drives, motivates and influences us.  One of the most respected voices in the industry, Dan is a regular on ABC’s Gruen Planet and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world: Coca-Cola, Unilever, Vodafone, MTV and News Ltd.

The Jerk Advantage—Do You Have It?

By Dan Gregory | November 30, 2015

Jerks stand for something better and bigger and bolder. They change things. And they don’t care if you like them.

3 Ways to Be More Likeable at Work

By Dan Gregory | November 3, 2015

It’s not always the smartest person who does the best—sometimes it’s the person that brings out the best in others.

Is Self-Help Making You Feel Worse?

By Dan Gregory | October 15, 2015

Isn’t personal development or self-help meant to inspire us so that we can make our lives better? It’s supposed to motivate us, but does it? That’s a question we sometimes face in the self-improvement industry, where the difference between where we are and where we want to be looks so stark sometimes, it ends up…

4 Stand-Up Ways to Get People’s Attention

By Dan Gregory | August 11, 2015

Everybody loves a good joke, right? Sure. Until it’s not funny anymore. Even your guaranteed hit, the joke you could tell anywhere on any night and people would laugh, is not invincible forever. Unlike music, no one wants to hear your greatest hits more than once. You have to constantly write new material, while retiring…

4 Tips for Working with People Who Couldn’t Care Less about Their Job

By Dan Gregory | June 11, 2015

Gallup’s latest workplace engagement study says 20 percent of people are actively disengaged in the work they do and that at least 50 percent are not engaged whatsoever. For the less mathematically inclined, that equates to, at most, a mere 30-percent engagement. Now, many Type A personalities who define themselves through work (as most leaders…

Why We Need Work-Life Blending, Not Balance

By Dan Gregory | June 3, 2015

People seem rather fixated on the notion of work-life balance, yet it really is an old-school concept. Before the arrival of technology, our work lives and home lives were separated. We counted the time we spent in both, attempting to achieve balance much like you would on a set of scales. The problem is that…

Dreading Your Next To-Do?

By Dan Gregory | May 19, 2015

In an effort to achieve more, one of the traps we fall into is spending a greater amount of time on the things we are good at and, perhaps more importantly, the things we like. We are wired with a bias toward things that make us feel good. But in taking this approach, we can…

How to Be a Better Thinker, Innovator and Problem Solver

By Dan Gregory | May 14, 2015

Cogs replaced hands so to speak during the U.S. Industrial Revolution when businesses felt a rush to automate manual tasks. Now the technology rush is removing the cogs as we hurry to replace people running the lines with automated systems. With artificial intelligence not too far away, the trend for less human involvement is set…

What’s Your Creative Style of Thinking?

By Dan Gregory | April 27, 2015

If you’re familiar with the terms lateral and linear thinking, then you know lateral is thought of as the source of creative insight and opportunity. Or, if you’re like us and had to Google the terms, here is something to consider: Experts say there is more than one style of creativity. Behavioral strategists Dan Gregory…

4 Tips to Be an Effective Complainer

By Dan Gregory | April 22, 2015

As the old adage goes, the squeaky wheel gets the oil. The people who complain the most get the most attention—and fair or not, they get what they want. Yet most of us are uncomfortable with the idea of complaining. We don’t want to make a noise about things, much less an irritating one. But…