David Wray

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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…

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Success is a skill or is it only an outcome? “The harder I work the luckier I become”, is an adage attributed, albeit incorrectly, to Thomas Jefferson. The earliest findings of this idea around luck and success date to 1922,… Continue Reading…

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Motivating ourselves versus motivating others Motivating ourselves (or remaining motivated) can be trying in the best of circumstances.  Driving us to naturally wonder: how can can sustain high levels of motivation when we are faced with a “to-do list” that… Continue Reading…

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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…

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Malala, an Inspirational Example Malala’s graduation from Oxford University this month is a great example of the possibilities following a life changing event. It begs the question: how is it done? And why do some thrive more than others in… Continue Reading…

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