David Wray

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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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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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Building up other people requires key competencies Building up people isn’t quite the same as stacking them, so pictures really are worth a thousand words in moments like this. Many competencies, or skills, are critical to career and personal success…. Continue Reading…

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What has this year’s uncertainty shown us? As I write the final BLOG in 2020, I reflect on the uncertainty experienced this year. So much has happened (I know this is said by many almost every year, but really this… Continue Reading…

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