Sylvia Lafair

“Don’t Bring It to Work” is a Game-changer for Mental Health in the Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair | October 2, 2023 |

Summary: This book is a powerful guide that transforms how we approach our professional lives and enhances our growth journey. It’s all connected. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Your book, “Don’t Bring It To Work,” has helped me interact more effectively with staff. We use it at our numerous salons in the New Orleans area. For this…

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Developing Systems Thinking Competencies

By Sylvia Lafair | September 27, 2023 |

Summary: Here, we develop competencies for effective systems thinking. Let’s explore these competencies using stories that illustrate their significance. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Is there a specific order for learning about Systems Thinking and Pattern Aware Leadership (PAL) methods? I am a senior VP at a well-known cosmetics company. Sales are saggy, like an older woman’s…

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Nurturing Success: Ways to Foster Effective Group Dynamics in Your Team

By Sylvia Lafair | September 25, 2023 |

Summary: Successful group dynamics are the bedrock for high-performing teams. Here are critical strategies to transform a group into a cohesive and productive team, from communication and trust-building to conflict resolution and goal alignment. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Firstly, I know effective group dynamics are essential for any team striving to achieve its goals. A team…

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Leadership and Systems Thinking Go Together Like PBJ for Long-Term Success

By Sylvia Lafair | September 21, 2023 |

Summary: Here is how Systems Thinking connects with leadership. Visionary leaders triumph by using Systems Thinking. Dear Dr. Sylvia, My company is now entering a new level of development. We are tops in helping others market their online programs. Of course, I want us to be successful in the long term. Therefore, please give some…

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Culture Killers in the Workplace: Unmasking the Culprits

By Sylvia Lafair | September 18, 2023 | Comments Off on Culture Killers in the Workplace: Unmasking the Culprits

Summary: A healthy workplace culture fosters employee engagement, innovation, and productivity. However, culture killers can be equally potent in dragging an organization down. These toxic elements can erode trust, hinder collaboration, and stifle creativity. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I know there will be missteps and upsets in every work arena. After all, humans are not perfect…

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Systems Thinking is a Mindset as well as a Skill

By Sylvia Lafair | September 13, 2023 | Comments Off on Systems Thinking is a Mindset as well as a Skill

Summary: “Systems Thinking is a Superpower,” not a theoretical treatise. It’s a hands-on guide designed to help you integrate systems thinking into your leadership toolkit. You will find practical examples, actionable techniques, exercises, and expert insights. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Above all, I want to learn the basics of Systems Thinking and then offer the tools…

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Leadership Unleashed: Unraveling the Power of Old Habit Patterns in Leadership

By Sylvia Lafair | September 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Leadership Unleashed: Unraveling the Power of Old Habit Patterns in Leadership

Summary: Read the award-winning book “Don’t Bring It To Work” and complete the companion online program “Total Leadership Connections” for profound insights and practical strategies to revolutionize leadership development and collaboration within your organization. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I want to thank you. I was drowning by putting in twelve-hour days. Finally, after two weeks, my…

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Systems Thinking Is A Superpower

By Sylvia Lafair | September 7, 2023 | Comments Off on Systems Thinking Is A Superpower

Summary: Here is your gateway to unlocking the profound and transformative world of systems thinking. Interconnectedness is the rule rather than the exception. Thus, the ability to think systematically is a superpower. Here is your roadmap to mastering this indispensable skill. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am frustrated. For example, it takes time and tons of…

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What is “Eggshell Leadership?” And What To Do About It

By Sylvia Lafair | August 30, 2023 | Comments Off on What is “Eggshell Leadership?” And What To Do About It

Summary: When you have a leader with unpredictable moods, many employees feel their organization is like a roller coaster without a stop button. Here are some methods to reduce tension and exhaustion and create psychological safety. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Whenever I meet with my boss, I get a queasy feeling in my stomach. My work…

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Unlocking Leadership Excellence: A Review of “Don’t Bring It To Work”

By Sylvia Lafair | August 28, 2023 | Comments Off on Unlocking Leadership Excellence: A Review of “Don’t Bring It To Work”

Summary: The way OUT of conflict and failed relationships at work begins with inner clarity. Phrases like emotional intelligence, high-performing team, and innovative leadership emphasize this book’s relevance in the fast-evolving business world. Dear Dr Sylvia, Many of my colleagues love your book, “Don’t Bring It To Work.” I am curious why they tell me…

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