David Wray

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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…

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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 the Rapport Challenge? It helps to define rapport first. Rapport is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a friendly, harmonious relationship. In particular (especially): a relationship characterized by agreement, mutual understanding, or empathy that makes communication possible or easy” That was… Continue Reading…

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Overcoming the urge to quit and give up How many times have you found yourself in the position of fighting the urge to quit something? Perhaps thinking to yourself: “I just can’t give anything more, I quit!” or “I’m done… Continue Reading…

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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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