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...
It Is All Perfect Except…

It Is All Perfect Except…

Dear Savvy Sylvia, I am a really smart woman who is on the executive and emerging leader track at my organization. Everyone likes me and I am a solid performer in my job in marketing. I have always been a star (not to brag, just to give you some background data). I...
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...