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A Tsunami of Thoughts

By Sylvia Lafair | September 9, 2020 |

Summary: When you are overwhelmed, here are some ways to go from falling apart to staying strong. Dear Dr. Sylvia, How does it happen? I already know your answer. I’m still going to ask. How does it happen? I know you’re probably saying, “get to the point.” So here goes. For example, I live in…

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Did Anyone Ever Ask You To ‘Fix’ Your Personality?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 25, 2020 |

Summary: There is a fine line between what we do as individuals and how to respond in a relationship. For instance, when do you take a stand, and when is it better to go along with what someone says? Self-awareness is needed. Here are ideas to consider. Is it better to keep the peace and…

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Leadership in a Time of Incivility

By Sylvia Lafair | July 29, 2020 |

Watching the service for John Lewis got me thinking. About civil rights, about politics, about funerals, and mostly about civility. That’s something we have lost in our country. Not only civility, even more, but we have also lost the dream of the United States. Why are we so fragmented today? Why are so many people…

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Can You Remember?

By Sylvia Lafair | July 8, 2020 |

Summary: The time has come to understand better diversity and inclusion in our work, schools, and communities. It begins with your personal story. Everyone has one where they were excluded or ignored. Here is how to use storytelling at work. Can you remember the first time words were thrown your way that would bite and sting?  Above…

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The Courage to Change: Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

By Sylvia Lafair | June 10, 2020 |

Summary: Diversity and inclusion are now the norms rather than the exceptions. The big question is: “What can be done to heal the chasm of discontent that exists in most workplaces, in fact, around the world, regarding differences? Here are thoughts to ponder. We need a new way to approach diversity and inclusion. “What’s the…

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Is There A Common Future?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 5, 2020 |

Summary: Here is why addictions and change fight each other. Yet, they lead us to think about our shared future. Better yet, read on to see what to do about it. Here is the BIG QUESTION: What is the destination?  STOP!  Most importantly, do not answer just yet.  Covid-19 has caused us to ask.  To clarify,…

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How Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement Move Productivity to a Higher Level

By Sylvia Lafair | June 5, 2020 |

Summary: You can teach prejudice. You can grow and learn too. Here is the story of one woman who helped children become critical thinkers. They developed self-awareness for more fulfilling lives. Firstly, if you do not know who Jane Elliott is, please google her. Then take the time to watch the documentary. Yes, one person…

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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 |

Summary: Change is inevitable. However, how you address change management is the key to success. Not just win, to a positive and creative life. Here are some thoughts to consider. I know that we have all been thrown into change—more change than we’ve ever expected to experience in our lifetimes.  Usually, when difficulties hit, they…

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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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