Communication: The Power of Words

Communication: The Power of Words

Words change our emotions whether we know it or not. One way is affirmations that encourage you to see life differently. They are what you do in front of a mirror before a big presentation, before an exam, and before meeting someone new. They open a door and offer to...
Can I Use The “F” Word at Work?

Can I Use The “F” Word at Work?

Dear Savvy Sylvia,  I grew up in a home where we were taught the best way to communicate is with logic. My parents used to say “Just the facts please, only the facts, nothing else is important.”  Now I am a senior leader in a very competitive pharmaceutical company....
Ya Think President Obama Read “Don’t Bring It to Work”?

Ya Think President Obama Read “Don’t Bring It to Work”?

All State of the Union speeches have a similar flavor. There is the need to prove that whoever is in office is doing a good job. There is a need to challenge the opposing party to “show up.” That’s just politics. Not that different than many corporations either. Lots...
Golden Globes, Recognition, and Leadership

Golden Globes, Recognition, and Leadership

What stands out from the Golden Globe Awards? Does anyone really remember the dresses or the tuxes even a few days later? Do you really care whose jewels were around necks and ears only to9 be given back when the lights faded away? Did you wonder if Jennifer Anniston...