Patterns of BLAME

Patterns of BLAME

Did you ever hear someone leave a very contentious setting and say “That’s just human nature” with a shrug of the shoulders? Or when you are part of a conflict that does not seem to ever get resolved someone says, “That is what happens everywhere.” How about listening...
How Do You Talk to Yourself?

How Do You Talk to Yourself?

If you just thought “I never talk to myself” you are in the right place. Of course we all have that inner voice that that both guides us and annoys us. Those who become more adept at taming that voice or learning how to listen with discretion are the winners at work...
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...