David Wray

AdaptingConfidenceCourageDeterminationEffective TeamsEmbracing learningEngaged EmployeesOpportunitiesOvercome ChallengesPrioritiesResiliencyThrivingTime ManagementWellbeingWork-life balance

What does resiliency mean? Resiliency is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as: “the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations.” Its 17th-century origin is from the Latin verb resilire, or “to leap back” or “to recoil.”  Resilience is both an emotional… Continue Reading…

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…

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…

CommunicationGroup Meeting DynamicsLeadershipListeningRapport

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…

ChangeDignityDisciplineLeadershipLosingOvercome Challenges

Is losing really a skill? To clarify, losing is the not the skill we’re actually chasing. What we’re seeking to develop are the skills of grace, dignity and resilience following a loss, a win or in the face of uncertainty. … Continue Reading…

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