Is There A Common Future?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 5, 2020 |

Here is the BIG QUESTION: What is the destination?  STOP!  Do not answer just yet.  George Floyd’s gruesome death has led us to ask. Covid-19 has caused us to ask.  Those marching in protest, those looting, those salivating for violence, have all come together to lead us down the road, once again, so we have a forum to…

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Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

By Sylvia Lafair | June 5, 2020 |

Hi everybody! Sylvia Lafair here, and I will keep this short. There are two parts to this that I’d like to guide you to look. First, if you do not know who Jane Elliott is, please google her and please watch the documentary and some of the newer things she’s done. I will tell you…

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Ways to Move Toward OUR COMMON FUTURE

By Sylvia Lafair | June 3, 2020 |

How do you, yes you, engage in the complex time that is upon us all right now?  When circumstances demand change what do you do?  Do you retreat, hoping for the way it was?   Do you want to clear out everything familiar and start from scratch?  Do you complain and blame “them” (whoever that may be)?  Do you want law and…

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What is the new normal?

By Sylvia Lafair | May 27, 2020 |

The question every leader is asking these days is:  What is the new normal?   Back to the office? Part-time at home? Full time at home?  Look, initially, It won’t be business as usual. It will be business as unusual.  We all yearn for physical safety and equally as important we yearn for psychological safety.  Physical safety means nods not handshakes. It means…

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Change: What really matters as we begin to create the new normal?

By Sylvia Lafair | May 13, 2020 |

Change is inevitable however, we’ve been thrown into change, more change than we’ve ever expected to experience in our lifetimes.  So how do we figure what really matters as we begin to create the new normal? I want to share the story where the president of a company I work with recently called me and said the following: …

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How to Move Out of Fear

By Sylvia Lafair | April 7, 2020 |

I am getting the same questions over and over with the same request. “Hey, Dr. Sylvia, what advice do you have to move out of the fear that is rampant these days.”   Comments are so similar. From ones about wasting time to ones about poor sleep or gorging on junk food or drinking too much. Others are about arguing over…

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Finding Peace of Mind During These Uncertain Times

By Sylvia Lafair | March 18, 2020 |

Here is one email among many that are all requesting the same thing: peace of mind. Here is the email and how I responded.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I am almost frozen with fear. The news is awful, my health is fair, my finances are poor and my ability to look at this time as a “learning experience” is dwindling. …

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What Is Your AQ?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 30, 2019 |

Hi! Sylvia Lafair here from Bangkok, Thailand. And what I’d like to do is welcome all of us to this new decade, the 2020s! And the big question for us now is going to be, how does your AQ, not your IQ, not your EQ. Your AQ, which is your adaptability quotient. And being here…

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Is it Really the Season of Joy and Fun?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 4, 2019 |

It’s officially the season of joy and fun…Or is it? We are programmed to be happy, merry, and filled with love and appreciation.  So, why are there so many who have inherited a black cloud filled with rain or snow that clings no matter what? If so, you are not alone.  Make you feel better? It’s good…

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From Mad to Glad

By Sylvia Lafair | December 3, 2019 |

So, let me ask you? What do you do when you get so foot-stomping angry, that were pounding your handle in a desk, that you just say: ‘They’re driving me crazy! He’s driving me crazy! She’s driving me crazy! They’re driving me crazy! What do you do? Well, let me tell you, there is an…

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