David Wray

ConfidenceCourageLeadershipmindfulnessOpportunitiesOvercome ChallengesPayoffSkills

How and why is self-confidence particularly fragile lately? We don’t need to look very far to understand why self-confidence has taken a battering for many over the last 18 months. We’ve dealt with lockdowns, quarantines, self-isolation (for some), and a… 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…

Building teamsCommunicationConflict ResolutionDiplomacyEffective TeamsInfluenceListeningnegotiationsOvercome ChallengesSkills

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…

Career setbacksCareer stalkersLeadershipOvercome ChallengesSelf-ReflectionSkills

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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