David Wray

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Job loss – involuntary or mutual separation The start of a new year also brings on new opportunities and new challenges. One that I recently learned about is an organizational restructure which impacts several individuals. The affected teams were verbally… Continue Reading…

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Ending the year with an eye towards 2022 To end 2021 on a few skill high notes, I wanted to share the top three blogs this year as judged by each of you, our regular readers located in over 80… Continue Reading…

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People skills or technical skills? As professionals in finance, engineering, medicine, law, or hospitality, we spend significant time learning and acquiring technical skills but relatively little on people skills. Technical skills are things like preparing and analyzing information, data management,… Continue Reading…

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Agreement or disagreement in the workplace  Finding agreement when disagreement runs rampant or deeply is a career-making skill! Let’s start by defining what we mean by disagreements in the workplace. It can be as simple as two individuals with differing… Continue Reading…

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Unsolicited advice – a gift or a slight? At some point, or perhaps many points, in our lives, we receive unsolicited advice. Advice given to us can be well-meaning or maybe criticism in disguise, sometimes it is hard to tell… Continue Reading…

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