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Leadership Lessons: How to Overcome Emotional Blind Spots

By Sylvia Lafair | November 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Leadership Lessons: How to Overcome Emotional Blind Spots

Summary: Everyone has them. You cannot see them, yet, they are part of your life and can destroy a career (or marriage) if left untended. Here’s help tackling this evasive, confusing area. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I had a BIG wake-up call last week. Now, I’m finally ready to talk about it. It is one of…

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Why Our Leadership Coaching Services Start from the Inside OUT

By Sylvia Lafair | September 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Why Our Leadership Coaching Services Start from the Inside OUT

Summary: How would the world of work change if we learned to look at our behavior patterns from a broader perspective? Here are suggestions from our leadership coaching services to think differently. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am frustrated. I have an employee who is always, and I mean always, disagreeing with me. We need to…

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How to Manage Anger at Work, Home, Everywhere 

By Sylvia Lafair | August 30, 2022 | Comments Off on How to Manage Anger at Work, Home, Everywhere 

Summary: What do you do when anger boils over into your relationships? Do you walk away from angry confrontations with ease and grace? Perhaps you are left with hurt feelings, emotional scars, or physical ills. Here are ways to control anger before it becomes a tsunami.   Dear Dr. Sylvia,  These days fill with tension and…

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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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