Sylvia Lafair

Embracing Diversity: Barbra Streisand’s Insightful AFTA Award Speech

By Sylvia Lafair | February 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Embracing Diversity: Barbra Streisand’s Insightful AFTA Award Speech

Summary: Barbra Streisand, an iconic figure in the entertainment industry, shed light on this crucial topic during her acceptance speech at the SAG-AFTA (American Film and Television Awards). Streisand’s words resonated far beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, emphasizing the transformative impact that diversity can have on society as a whole. Dear Dr. Sylvia,…

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Diversity Training Dilemmas: Unraveling the Controversies

By Sylvia Lafair | February 27, 2024 | Comments Off on Diversity Training Dilemmas: Unraveling the Controversies

Summary: Diversity training has been a cornerstone of organizational development in recent years, aiming to foster inclusive workplace cultures. However, a growing number of companies are now questioning or even discontinuing their diversity training programs. Here are the reasons behind this trend. Dear Dr. Sylvia, My frustration is about cutting our diversity program for this…

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The Enduring Echo: Tracing the Progression of Guns in Our Obsessed Culture

By Sylvia Lafair | February 21, 2024 | Comments Off on The Enduring Echo: Tracing the Progression of Guns in Our Obsessed Culture

Summary: When did we become so obsessed with guns? The relationship between society and firearms has become a topic of increasing concern and interest. Many of my clients have horrific stories about how guns have impacted their lives, often over generations. What is the answer to “why can’t we all get along?” Dear All, The…

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Navigating Growth: Where are You on the 7 Stages of Business Development?

By Sylvia Lafair | February 19, 2024 | Comments Off on Navigating Growth: Where are You on the 7 Stages of Business Development?

Summary: The journey from startup to mature organization is an exhilarating and challenging adventure. Many startups aspire to evolve into mature entities, but only a select few successfully navigate the complexities of growth. Let’s explore critical stages that can help your company transition smoothly to become a mature organization. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am the…

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Unmasking the Illusion: The Pitfalls of Quick Fixes in Executive and Life Coaching

By Sylvia Lafair | February 14, 2024 | Comments Off on Unmasking the Illusion: The Pitfalls of Quick Fixes in Executive and Life Coaching

Summary: The demand for quick solutions and instant gratification is more prevalent than ever. While the promise of simple answers and rapid results may seem appealing, a closer look reveals a lack of lasting impact in many coaching approaches. Here’s why they often fail to create sustainable, transformative change. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Over the years,…

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Combating Workplace Challenges: Silence is the Enemy

By Sylvia Lafair | February 12, 2024 | Comments Off on Combating Workplace Challenges: Silence is the Enemy

Summary: Let’s explore why silence is the enemy at work. Did you ever wonder why so many competent individuals ignore that silent elephant in the room rather than speak out to be heard? Here’s the route to heightened workplace satisfaction. Dear Dr. Sylvia, As the head of a very creative and competent team, I thought…

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Celebrating Success: The Empowerment of Women Tooting Their Own Horns

By Sylvia Lafair | February 7, 2024 | Comments Off on Celebrating Success: The Empowerment of Women Tooting Their Own Horns

Summary: The world is increasingly recognizing the achievements of women in various fields. Thus, there is a growing need for women to take charge of their stories and proudly share their successes. Dear All, Today, I am celebrating my achievements as an executive and leadership coach. Once again, I have been named on the Top…

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The Path to Long-Term Well-being at Work: Exploring the Difference Between Peace and Harmony

By Sylvia Lafair | February 5, 2024 | Comments Off on The Path to Long-Term Well-being at Work: Exploring the Difference Between Peace and Harmony

Summary: In the quest for healthier work settings, the concepts of peace and harmony emerge as crucial pillars. Both ideas advocate for positive change. Let’s examine which offers a better route for long-term well-being at work. Dear Dr. Sylvia, We are having an interesting “intellectual argument” at work. Many are tired of all the conflict…

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Navigating the Workplace Maze: The Impact of Employee Misalignment on Organizational Vision

By Sylvia Lafair | January 31, 2024 | Comments Off on Navigating the Workplace Maze: The Impact of Employee Misalignment on Organizational Vision

Summary: Creating a productive and cohesive work environment is crucial for the success of any organization. When employees cannot align around a shared vision, it can lead to various challenges and adverse outcomes. Let’s explore the repercussions of such a situation and potential strategies to address it. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am thinking of quitting.…

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The Multifaceted Nature of Intelligence “We are More than a Number!”

By Sylvia Lafair | January 29, 2024 | Comments Off on The Multifaceted Nature of Intelligence “We are More than a Number!”

Summary: Beyond the confines of IQ tests, Intelligence manifests in diverse ways, shaping our understanding of human capabilities. Do you wonder what your IQ would be if the intricacies and nuances that contribute to our cognitive landscape gave you a more reliable core score? Dear Dr Sylvia, My son is in the “slow” group for…

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