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...

Women Leaders: GET GUTSY or GUTSIER

There are abundant programs for women and many of them are cook book recipes. If you are making dinner that may work but for down and dirty tips and techniques for leadership in the 21st century we need to go deeper. Oh I know many of you are thinking, I’ve tried all...