David Wray

Building teamsCommunicationConfidenceEffective TeamsEngaged EmployeesInfluenceLeadershipMotivationOvercome ChallengesPerformance Management

What is a powerful and prolific communicator? Prolific is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “marked by abundant inventiveness or productivity” and powerful as “having great power, prestige, or influence”. In the context of communication, it means being able to effectively influence the conversation or mindset of… Continue Reading…

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…

ChangeCommunicationEffective TeamsGoal SettingGroup Meeting DynamicsLeadershipPlanning

Rising to the change challenge We each inherently understand making ourselves indispensable in times of change can be difficult. Where the degree of difficultly depends on the nature and magnitude of change. Interestingly positive changes can be as challenging to… Continue Reading…

Building teamsCareer stallersCommunicationControlEffective TeamsEngaged EmployeesLeadershipMicromanagingMotivationSelf-Reflection

Micromanaging bosses stunt personal growth Micromanaging is a managerial process of closely observing, controlling and/or reminding employees of the work required. It is generally seen as a negative management style because it stunts or limits freedom. That is, the freedom… Continue Reading…

Building teamsCommunicationConflict ResolutionDiplomacyEffective TeamsInfluenceListeningnegotiationsOvercome ChallengesSkills

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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