Change

Leadership Education and Transformation: Is Change Worth the Effort Or Not?

By Sylvia Lafair | May 10, 2022 |

Summary: Transformation is in vogue right now. Here are ideas to help you decide what to decide. Be careful what you ask for, you may just get it. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am a Senior Vice President of a very successful retail furniture company. However, I have lost my mojo. I want to quit and…

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The New Normal: Adapt or Perish!

By Sylvia Lafair | April 12, 2022 |

Summary: The question every leader asks these days is: “What is the new normal?” Not just about days in the physical office but also about how we behave with each other. “The times, they are a-changing,” is correct. Here’s how to adapt. Dear Dr. Sylvia, As a leader, I am concerned about how to help my…

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Emotional Flexibility in This Time of Constant Change 

By Sylvia Lafair | March 29, 2022 |

Summary: The more adept you are in being emotionally flexible, the more adaptable you can be in your leadership role.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  This one is personal. I had a very difficult situation occur with my stepdaughter and she wants to break all ties with me.  I know from reading your books that you suggest…

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The Three Areas of Adaptability for Today’s Complex World 

By Sylvia Lafair | March 22, 2022 |

Summary: The saying “adapt or die” sounds stark and scary. However, it is a truth that we all need to consider as we explore what it means to be adaptable.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  My staff is driving me nuts. I know I created a giant, hairy monster by giving them a say in when everyone…

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Here’s How to Erase the Obstacles to Change and Adaptability

By Sylvia Lafair | March 15, 2022 |

Summary: Change is coming faster than ever before. The whole world seems out of control. While change is unsettling, the process of adapting from now to new is vital for future success. Here are some methods to move forward.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I keep vacillating from denying my negative emotions, staying positive, and stating that…

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The NOT SEE Movement, And Critical Thinking: What You Need To Know

By Sylvia Lafair | February 2, 2022 |

Summary: How can leaders respond to the newest round of books banned in schools? What questions can we ask and what happens next? I received an email that sent me into a tailspin. It’s about what children are learning in school. More importantly, it’s about what they are not learning. Here is the email and…

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Tea with Thay: Traveling in China with Thich Nhat Hanh 

By Sylvia Lafair | January 25, 2022 |

Summary: In June 2000 I was able to participate in the “trip of a lifetime.” Here are some thought about what I learned being with this esteemed teacher about the deeper meaning of transformational leadership. Thay (which means teacher in Vietnamese) “became part of everything” on January 22, 2022.  He holds the small porcelain cup in both hands. He lifts it slowly, so very…

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How YOU Can Contribute Toward Our Common Future: Be a “LOOK AROUNDER”

By Sylvia Lafair | January 4, 2022 |

Summary: How do you engage in the difficult time upon us all right now? Do you look up for inspiration? Do you look down, hoping things will work themselves out? Perhaps you are one of the smaller number willing to look around and decide that you will be the agent of positive change? Here are thoughts for…

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How to Find Peace of Mind During These Uncertain Times

By Sylvia Lafair | December 21, 2021 |

Summary: Holiday season always includes the idea of peace and goodwill toward all. Yet, I keep getting emails explaining how tired most of you are about the state of the world. Here is one email among many that are all requesting the same thing: how do I get some peace of mind? Here is the…

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How to Go From Mad to Glad During The Holidays

By Sylvia Lafair | December 7, 2021 |

Summary: Anger management is vital, especially during the holidays when everyone feels over-stressed. Here is one way to find out where your upset began. So, let me ask you? What do you do when you get foot-stomping angry? Maybe you kick a big rock (ouch). Perhaps you pound your hand on a desk (ouch)? What…

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