David Wray

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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…

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Controversial opinions as a norm? The last eighteen months have seen a rise in controversial opinions shared via social media platforms, including business networking site, LinkedIn. A growing number of people are unfollowing or disengaging with individuals, personally or professionally,… Continue Reading…

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What exactly are hot buttons? Hot buttons are basically a trigger (events, words, or behaviours in others) that evokes a destructive reaction or behaviour within us in response to the trigger. Hot buttons can be particularly problematic as they often… Continue Reading…

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What are blind spots? A blind spot can quickly become the Achilles heel of performance (personal or professional). Weaknesses are aspects that we can purposefully strengthen with practice, time, or desire. Whereas blind spots are personal traits, mannerisms, tone of… 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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