David Wray

AdaptingConfidenceCourageDeterminationEffective TeamsEmbracing learningEngaged EmployeesOpportunitiesOvercome ChallengesPrioritiesResiliencyThrivingTime ManagementWellbeingWork-life balance

What does resiliency mean? Resiliency is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as: “the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations.” Its 17th-century origin is from the Latin verb resilire, or “to leap back” or “to recoil.”  Resilience is both an emotional… Continue Reading…

AdaptingCareer stallersChangeEmbracing learningOvercome ChallengesSelf-sabotagingTunnel vision

What is tunnel vision? In the context of leadership, tunnel vision is simply a failure to see the big picture. It happens when our brain filters information, sending information that fits our desired outcome into our sphere of awareness. All… Continue Reading…

AdaptingCareerChangeDeterminationEmbracing learningMotivationOpportunitiesPerformance ManagementSkills

What do we mean by a skill gap? The concept of recognizing something you don’t know, seeing the mismatch between the skills we need and ones we have, first emerged in a 2012 HBR article Mind the (Skills) Gap. The… Continue Reading…

AdaptingCareer setbacksCommunicationEffective TeamsInfluenceLeadershipOvercome ChallengesSelf-Reflection

Defining workplace politics Politics is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as “the relationships within a group or organization that allow particular people to have power over others”. Workplace politics carry with them several negative connotations, including perceptions of inequality, unfairness, randomness, and deceit,… Continue Reading…

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What is a workplace pet peeve? A workplace pet peeve, often the source of employee complaints, are the little or big things that annoy, aggravate, and hinder you from doing your job as well as you otherwise would. This is… Continue Reading…

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