Time for a Change?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 13, 2019 |

Time for a change? Not quite ready?  Does life feel confining?  Spinning your wheels?  That’s what I’m hearing from so many clients these days. Complaints range from climate change to politics, to getting ready for the holidays. Everyone seems just a bit more on edge than only a few months ago when the longer days of summer…

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5 Steps to Get Yourself Out of Overwhelm

By Sylvia Lafair | October 15, 2019 |

Use these 5 steps to get yourself out of overwhelm… In this broadcast I cover: What you, as a leader, can do to get more energy, confidence, focus, and ease by making some simple changes. I share the specific, time tested tips on how to move past frustration and anger when demands on you seem…

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The Gratitude Intervention Challenge

By Sylvia Lafair | September 18, 2019 |

When was the last time you practiced gratitude? This post is all about the power of gratitude and my invitation to join me on a gratitude intervention challenge. “Yesterday was a soggy day, with non- stop rain and draining humidity” began an email I received with the subject title of “What a happy day.”  It…

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Giving thanks can transform your life

By Sylvia Lafair | August 20, 2019 |

Giving thanks can transform your life, so let me start by expressing some gratitude and share some bits of wisdom that can help you feel more gratitude and appreciation for all that you have in this post. First, let me say “Thank You”  to all of you who are part of my newsletter network.  Secondly,…

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My Radical Sabbatical Update

By Sylvia Lafair | July 17, 2019 |

Several months ago, I took a ‘radical sabbatical’ to recalibrate and decide on the next steps for my career. I must admit, that one month now seems like several years ago. Why? Because I wanted to do something new and different and I wasn’t sure what that was. I found myself floundering and I couldn’t…

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What really matters

By Sylvia Lafair | May 22, 2019 |

This week’s article is a bit different. It’s about how all of us, you and you and you and I, can ignite a new dialogue about what really matters. Now, this is not a preachy, sermon type blog. It’s about rethinking the patterns of behavior that are getting in the way of successful relationships. I…

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Leadership Strategies: Letting change take you where you need to go

By Sylvia Lafair | May 22, 2019 |

An email I received recently got me to thinking, again, about change. It’s truly all you have , any day, every day. And yet, it causes constant stress and anxiety. Here’s what was sent to me: Dear Dr. Sylvia, I know some people call you Dr. Transformation which implies you are a master of letting…

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How to make positive change happen

By Sylvia Lafair | September 18, 2018 |

How do we make positive change happen? I want to start by thanking all of you who responded to my post last week about Taking a New View of Leadership where I talked about my personal reaction to the Auschwitz Exhibition in Madrid Spain.   Watching, with renewed anger, the human inhumanity of so many decades ago that still…

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New…A Carwash for Your Brain

By Sylvia Lafair | August 7, 2018 |

Do you go through an internal battle when it’s time for a change? Do others resist your new attitudes and behaviors? Do you just want to go back to the good old days and stay in your zone of comfort? Here is what I received from a colleague who was promoted to a senior leadership…

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Rebels Turned Community Builders

By Sylvia Lafair | November 21, 2017 |

Let’s look at the difference between a rebel who fights for what is right and how that rebel can turn into a community builder, helping all of us move to new heights of thinking beyond just right and wrong. I specifically want to look at the women of today who are saying “no more!” It’s…

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