David Wray

CommunicationConflict ResolutionCourageDifficult PeopleEngaged EmployeesOvercome ChallengesToxic workplaces

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…

BullyingCourageDifficult PeopleFeedbackLeadershipOvercome ChallengesOvercoming IsolationResilienceToxic workplacesWellbeing

Workplace Bullying  Workplace bullying is defined by Morten Birkeland Nielsen in his 2018 study as:  …situations where an employee repeatedly and over a prolonged time period is exposed to harassing behavior from one or more colleagues (including subordinates and leaders) and where the… Continue Reading…

Building teamsCommunicationDifficult PeopleJealousyLeadershipOvercome ChallengesOvercoming IsolationSelf-ControlToxic workplaces

Identifying Jealous Peers Jealous is being “hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage”. Imagine observing an individual achieving a personal milestone or success in their lives. And then watching the reaction of others to that success…. Continue Reading…

Building teamsCommunicationDifficult PeopleEffective TeamsFeedbackOvercome ChallengesPerformance Management

Is it Laziness? If a person does not pull their weight, does that translate into being lazy? Personally, I don’t believe that not pulling your weight has much correlation with laziness, in most cases. A failure to deliver typically correlates… Continue Reading…

AdaptingCommunicationDifficult PeopleEffective TeamsGroup Meeting DynamicsLeadership

Encountering meeting vampires… Picture this: In what may seem like a lifetime ago now, you walk into just another business meeting room. The topic could be anything from strategic planning to calibrating performance ratings. Inevitably the meeting starts well, niceties… Continue Reading…

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