Sylvia Lafair

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How Harvey Weinstein and His Fellow Abusers Came Into Power

By Sylvia Lafair | October 31, 2017 | Comments Off on How Harvey Weinstein and His Fellow Abusers Came Into Power

What if we decide to move past the natural temptation to blame and decide instead to seek deeper understanding of how so many men could use power to get what they want (or think they want)? This is a plea for all the GUTSY WOMEN and GALLANT MEN to help make the changes in our…

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3 Ways To Be On Top Of The Frustration Caused by Stress and Conflict At Work

By Sylvia Lafair | October 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Be On Top Of The Frustration Caused by Stress and Conflict At Work

Do you have a stupid boss? Well, maybe not stupid, just indecisive, or slow in answering? Or perhaps you have an incompetent colleague. You know, one who always messes up the report and you must fix everything? And then there is the passive-aggressive direct report.   That’s the one who says “yes” and does “no”…

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What Business Leaders Can Do When The World Seems To Be Falling Apart

By Sylvia Lafair | October 3, 2017 | Comments Off on What Business Leaders Can Do When The World Seems To Be Falling Apart

This week’s article is written with deep sadness. The question that so many are asking today, after the devastation in Las Vegas is “When will we ever learn?” Words fall short. Does calling the killer evil or insane make a real difference? There always seems to be the next evil, insane one. The gun lobby…

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How Leadership Styles Can Help Or Hinder Messy Situations

By Sylvia Lafair | September 26, 2017 | Comments Off on How Leadership Styles Can Help Or Hinder Messy Situations

These days stress can come with a change in the weather. Hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, no place is safe anymore. What was business as usual yesterday could be taking a heroic stance to save a life today. This is a great time to evaluate your leadership style and see what you can do to elevate to…

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The Best Leadership Style that Enhances Team Effectiveness (And Some That Don’t)

By Sylvia Lafair | September 12, 2017 | Comments Off on The Best Leadership Style that Enhances Team Effectiveness (And Some That Don’t)

The main thing that all leaders shudder about is conflict at work. There is a silent hope that conflict will simply resolve itself and teams can get their projects done quickly and easily. Problems seldom simply just disappear… There are four leadership styles that can be used when conflict rears its ugly head. However, there…

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The 3 “C’s” of Effective Leaders

By Sylvia Lafair | September 6, 2017 | Comments Off on The 3 “C’s” of Effective Leaders

What do you look for in your leaders? What are the most compelling attributes that are needed and yearned for in today’s effective leaders? What do you want to see so you can believe in him or her? No longer willing to simply nod and agree? No longer simply be a by-standers without speaking up?…

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Leadership Development: Putting Blame In All The Wrong Places

By Sylvia Lafair | August 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Leadership Development: Putting Blame In All The Wrong Places

The patterns of the past are haunting us these days.  Good leadership development requires us to read the signs of the times and lead people to a better and more positive place. How to lead in uncertain times is the highest form of leadership. The question is how to create an atmosphere where there can…

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How Leaders Can Help Teams Move From Impossible to Impactful

By Sylvia Lafair | August 18, 2017 | Comments Off on How Leaders Can Help Teams Move From Impossible to Impactful

Did you ever wish your co-workers would just leave their emotions at the door before they entered the work area? “No more,” you say, “no more sob stories about friends and family, about diet and exercise, about being tired and troubled.” Have you noticed that the most confident of colleagues will shrivel to the size…

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3 Main Leadership Styles To Get Work Done Successfully

By Sylvia Lafair | August 15, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Main Leadership Styles To Get Work Done Successfully

There are so many leadership styles being touted by different experts, what does it really take to be effective in today’s workplace? From my experience, I’ve found that the most effective leadership style is when you are a “pivot master.”It’s the new dance at work, shake and shimmy, rotate, revolve, turn. Pivot is today’s word.…

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Does Being Positive Make You Healthier?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Does Being Positive Make You Healthier?

I’ve just been thinking about Debbie Downer and Suzie Sunshine. Who would you rather work with? Executive leaders and those in leadership development need to find a way to work with these two extreme personality types. When people are always complaining it gets old. However, when someone is always so happy they can’t even notice…

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