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…

CareerEmbracing learningGoal SettingLeadershipMotivationOpportunitiesOvercome ChallengesPublic speakingPurposeSkills

Public speaking is the number one social phobia Glossophobia, more commonly known as a fear of public speaking, is commonly affecting up to three-quarters of people. Yet it is a skill that is increasingly critical in our everyday lives, from… Continue Reading…

CareerDeterminationEmbracing learningGoal SettingMotivationOpportunitiesPurposeResilienceSkillsSuccess

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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The difference between persuade, influence, and coerce Starting with a common understanding of persuade, influence and coerce terms helps! To persuade is to “make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to that person and making them believe it” (Cambridge… Continue Reading…

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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…

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