Five Steps to a New You!

By Sylvia Lafair | April 1, 2021 |

Ready for a New YOU! Isn’t that what most of us want? We are constantly striving to evolve and change. Do you start each year with a boatload of positive promises about yourself? Hopefully, at least a few ideas stick so you can become a better person. That there will be ONE, that’s all, just…

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Who Handles ANGER Better, Males Or Females?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 8, 2021 |

Does anger win or do you? Do you ever stop long enough to think about anger? When you feel that red hot flame of upset start in your gut, and it soon finds its way to your mouth. Will you react with shouts ? Or swallow you rage and walk away as fast as possible?…

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Can’t Decide? Yes, No, Maybe? Here’s What To Do

By Sylvia Lafair | March 6, 2021 |

How to decide what to decide. Do you get all tangled up inside when you have to make a big decision? Or even a small one? For instance, “The tie comes in blue, red or leopard print. Which do I get?” Another example, “Is hotel A or B best for our summer vacation? Wait, what…

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Crack the Code on Stress Once and Forever

By Sylvia Lafair | March 5, 2021 |

Does being told “Just relax” make you even more stressed out? You can’t seem to hit the target and get your life working the way you want. Does the effect of today’s upsets keep you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Are you stressing out because your worries are so strong they cause a lack of focus,…

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How Do We Help The Men (or should we?)

By Sylvia Lafair | March 3, 2021 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, My question: Are we leaving the men behind? Let me explain. I must hire a new marketing manager for my company.  Here is why I am writing to you: In the past it’s been top heavy with strong, competent men. And the good news is that in the last four years there…

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Reaping the Rewards of Giving and Getting

By Sylvia Lafair | December 23, 2020 |

Dear All, During this time of complexity and confusion, there are stories of growth and transformation that are great lessons to take into the new year. That is the focus of this post, how to be the best leader you can be during these frustrating times. I want to respond to many of the emails…

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A Bandaid on a Broken Arm

By Sylvia Lafair | October 28, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, Well, it finally happened! And it has been awful, horrible, and over the top frustrating. My whole leadership team requested a Zoom conference call and said they were ready to walk out, quit, leave, go away, and never come back. I felt like I had been hit by a huge truck or…

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Speaking Truth to Power

By Sylvia Lafair | October 7, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have built a great career over the past 15 years. I was considered a high potential emerging leader and now I am seen as a full-blooded really great leader.  However, the changes during this pandemic have me in a quandary. Here’s the issue: in my organization, there are those who follow…

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Freudian Slips Are NOT Something Women Wear

By Sylvia Lafair | August 12, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, I had the most awful thing happen to me when I was talking with my boss last week. He was making demands that seemed impossible. I stood up for myself and told him the demands he made were impossible to fulfill. He just looked at me with great caring on our Zoom…

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Can You Detox a Terrible Situation at Work?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 5, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, The past months have been like living in an extra awful, super-hot hell. I know I shouldn’t complain because my staff is physically well, and so am I.  Emotionally, that’s another story. And it all boils down to one woman who is causing so much division that we are now team red…

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