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Critical Thinking: Three Leadership Skills Examples For Great Decisions

By Sylvia Lafair | July 6, 2021 |

Here are three leadership skills examples you can use to effectively approach problem-solving and make better decisions. Above all, it’s about critical thinking. Question: Who is one of the most critical thinkers of all time? Yup, It’s Albert Einstein. And there he is wearing an up-to-date sweater to compliment his great hairstyle. Most importantly, he…

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Leadership: What’s Your FQ (Freedom Quotient)?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 30, 2021 |

Are your leadership skills enough to keep you feeling free in your life? The importance of celebrating independence day got me thinking. For example, the red, white, and blue flag, and the POW of celebratory fireworks brought to mind Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Hamilton. Above all, I wondered, is it possible to truly feel free…

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What Do You Buy When You Sign-On for Leadership Development?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 22, 2021 |

What do you think you are buying when you purchase perfume, a car, or a vacation package to Hawaii? And, what is the best reason to purchase a leadership enhancement program? Can you sell leadership? Did you know that at least 89 percent of employees surveyed worldwide have strong preferences about leadership qualities? Being authentic…

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Can You Reboot Your OLS? Hint: That’s Your Overall Life Satisfaction.

By Sylvia Lafair | June 15, 2021 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, Someone said that going out to a ball game, dinner, or shopping without masks feels weird. Like like coming out of the 20-year sleep of Rip Van Winkle. To clarify, if you don’t know about Van Winkle, let me tell you. He’s the main character in a fictional story by Washington Irving,…

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Leadership in Times of Stress and Change

By Sylvia Lafair | June 8, 2021 |

Do you, as a leader, work under intense pressure? My guess is, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Here’s what to do. Leadership need a clear vision to not collide with stress For example, can you keep your employees aligned on vision, mission, and results? Or is conflict higher than ever? To clarify, what happens…

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How Leaders Increase Work and Personal Productivity With Less Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | June 2, 2021 |

New discussions are popping, indicating leadership is not just about business anymore. It never really was. Conversations now address life’s purpose. Here is how you can decrease stress, increase productivity, and be confident in your decisions. Can you really balance the work-home conundrum? Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have been so comfortable working from home. I…

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YOU and The Benefits of EUSTRESS (Yes, it’s a real word)

By Sylvia Lafair | May 25, 2021 |

It’s time to break the hold stress has on your life. As a result, you can become happier, healthier, and more productive. Consequently, there is one type of stress that is actually good for you. In other words, stress can be good. Get the benefits of eustress. Who knew? Let’s hear it for GOOD STRESS. …

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Your Mental Health and Burnout

By Sylvia Lafair | May 12, 2021 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, The pandemic has changed the way we talk about mental health. And that’s a good thing. Isn’t it? For example, there are more and more conversations about how to stay healthy and engage in self care. Mental Health means self-care As a result, good mental health includes quiet time for oneself, eating…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month for Leaders at Work, Home, Everywhere

By Sylvia Lafair | May 4, 2021 |

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? It’s a great time to spotlight effective ways to let go of over-the-top stress and anxiety. Above all, Covid has profoundly impacted people of all ages at home, school, and work. Now, more than ever, the stigma around mental health struggles needs to be addressed.…

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When Feedback Makes YOU Defensive Here’s What To Do About It

By Sylvia Lafair | April 28, 2021 |

From the time we arrive on the planet, we are in a constant feedback loop. Before we have verbal language to support us, we use body language. For example: cry for a diaper change or food, and someone shows up. Studies show that babies respond to the nonverbal messages from a caretaker and adjust to…

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