David Wray

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Relationship building in a new company Relationship building within a new company can be an adventure to some, a nightmare to others, and that’s in ordinary circumstances. Imagine joining a new company where individuals work from anywhere or working from… Continue Reading…

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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…

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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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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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Defining workplace politics Politics is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as “the relationships within a group or organization that allow particular people to have power over others”. Workplace politics carry with them several negative connotations, including perceptions of inequality, unfairness, randomness, and deceit,… Continue Reading…

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