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Case Study for Leadership Development and Team Collaboration

By Sylvia Lafair | June 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Case Study for Leadership Development and Team Collaboration

Summary: Here’s how to tell the truth at work; encourage openness and collaboration rather than defensiveness for successful team development. Dear Dr. Sylvia, We are now back in the office three days a week and working from home for two days. It certainly is changing the dynamic of how people behave with each other. Sadly,…

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How to Go From Mad to Glad During The Holidays

By Sylvia Lafair | December 7, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Go From Mad to Glad During The Holidays

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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4 Ways To Fix What Breaks (A Band-aid Is NOT Enough)

By Sylvia Lafair | August 24, 2021 | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Fix What Breaks (A Band-aid Is NOT Enough)

Summary: How can you create a winning situation when it looks like you unintentionally set it up to lose. This is about leadership under pressure. And, in these complex times, pressure is all the time. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Well, it finally happened! And it has been awful, horrible, and over the top frustrating. My whole…

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Critical Thinking: Three Leadership Skills Examples For Great Decisions

By Sylvia Lafair | July 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Critical Thinking: Three Leadership Skills Examples For Great Decisions

Here are three leadership skills examples you can use to effectively approach problem-solving and make better decisions. Above all, it’s about critical thinking. Question: Who is one of the most critical thinkers of all time? Yup, It’s Albert Einstein. And there he is wearing an up-to-date sweater to compliment his great hairstyle. Most importantly, he…

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What Do You Buy When You Sign-On for Leadership Development?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 22, 2021 | Comments Off on What Do You Buy When You Sign-On for Leadership Development?

What do you think you are buying when you purchase perfume, a car, or a vacation package to Hawaii? And, what is the best reason to purchase a leadership enhancement program? Can you sell leadership? Did you know that at least 89 percent of employees surveyed worldwide have strong preferences about leadership qualities? Being authentic…

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How Leaders Increase Work and Personal Productivity With Less Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | June 2, 2021 | Comments Off on How Leaders Increase Work and Personal Productivity With Less Stress

New discussions are popping, indicating leadership is not just about business anymore. It never really was. Conversations now address life’s purpose. Here is how you can decrease stress, increase productivity, and be confident in your decisions. Can you really balance the work-home conundrum? Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have been so comfortable working from home. I…

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

By Sylvia Lafair | March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on How Do We Help The Men (or should we?)

Dear Dr. Sylvia, My question: Are we leaving the men behind? First, let me explain. I must hire a new marketing manager for my company.  To clarify, here is why I am writing to you. Firstly, my company has been top-heavy with strong, competent men. Secondly, we wanted to create a more equal opportunity organization.…

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Leadership Skills: It’s Time To STOP Being a Pleaser

By Sylvia Lafair | June 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Leadership Skills: It’s Time To STOP Being a Pleaser

Summary: Why is it hard for so many to say NO? If it means people are upset with you, what can you do? Here are some ideas to stay calm and not be derailed by your insecurities. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Many of my executives complain that they are exhausted and feel overwhelmed because they can’t…

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How to Use the Best Type of Music to De-Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | April 14, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Use the Best Type of Music to De-Stress

Summary: Leaders need quick stress reduction techniques to be effective in helping their teams. Here are some great ideas. Sylvia Lafair here, and I’m here to discuss another way to work with stress during these constantly changing times. I have taught this to so many leaders over the years. It works amazingly well before meetings.…

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Is it Really the Season of Joy and Fun?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Is it Really the Season of Joy and Fun?

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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