David Wray

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The foundation of patience Patience is captured well in the 16th century saying first coined by John Heywood “Haste maketh waste”, more commonly known as “More haste, less speed”. The underlying message: when we try and do something quickly, we will make mistakes and take longer… Continue Reading…

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What is diplomacy, exactly? Diplomacy is the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and tactful way (Cambridge dictionary). The same tactics that are used to solve big world issues such as trade, economics, environment, and human rights, can… Continue Reading…

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Controversial opinions as a norm? The last eighteen months have seen a rise in controversial opinions shared via social media platforms, including business networking site, LinkedIn. A growing number of people are unfollowing or disengaging with individuals, personally or professionally,… Continue Reading…

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What exactly are hot buttons? Hot buttons are basically a trigger (events, words, or behaviours in others) that evokes a destructive reaction or behaviour within us in response to the trigger. Hot buttons can be particularly problematic as they often… Continue Reading…

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How do underlying workplace conflicts arise? Dilbert can bring out a range of reactions to the comic strip’s ways of resolving underlying conflicts. As humorous as Dilbert can be, the underlying theme of the cartoon is very real for many…. Continue Reading…

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