Conflict Resolutions

Creative Energy Options

What Does It Mean To Be A Boss? It’s not just what you were taught in school

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021 |

#leadership #conflict resolution # team development Dear Dr. Sylvia, Above all, you can congratulate me. You’ll learn why I deserve a standing ovation in a minute. On the other hand, you can hand me a box of tissues and let me bring on the tears. Never mind, I don’t cry much. However, mostly I desire…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

Why Leadership Education Needs to Address Psychological Safety in the Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair | December 19, 2020 |

Summary: Leadership education means addressing the needs of all employees to create psychological safety. This is vital for all leaders to consider during uncertainty and radical change. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Everyone seems to be living in a world of overwhelm and distress. As the leader of a vast work team, I want to help and…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

Who decides when enough is enough?

By Sylvia Lafair | April 22, 2020 |

Summary: How many of you have said, “enough is enough?” And you find that while you demand the upset to stop, it just keeps going on and on? This leads to both overwhelm and anxiety.  Here are some tips to help. QUESTION: Who decides when enough is enough?  ANSWER: It depends on the circumstances.  What…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

I Learned to Handle Conflict, You Can Too.

By Sylvia Lafair | April 20, 2020 |

Summary: Did you ever wonder where your conflict resolution skills developed? It starts with what got your attention (or not) as a kid. Here is good advice for you as an adult. Hi everybody! I was on an interview this morning, and they asked me to discuss behavior patterns and conflict. Above all, the big…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

Create Emotional Environment for Success at Work and at Home

By Sylvia Lafair | March 19, 2020 |

Hi everyone! Well, we are in it. It is the worst of times. It is the best of times. It’s all how you perceive what’s going on now. I don’t want to make light of what’s happening on our planet right now, but there is good that can come out of it, and we really…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

How Is Good Work Measured in Most Organizations Today?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 4, 2020 |

How is good work measured in most organizations today? It’s no longer about longevity and loyalty. It’s no longer about being first one in the office and last one out (to show how hard you work). It’s not enough to say ‘yes’ to each and every project, no matter how overwhelmed you become. What should…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

How to Change Conflict to Collaboration

By Sylvia Lafair | March 4, 2020 |

Hi everyone! Sylvia Lafair here and I’d like to offer just a few tidbits about conflict and how to handle that nasty thing that drives us all crazy. So, when they ask how many people out there like conflict raise your hand. If you do all over the world where I worked I have asked…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

Talking TRUTH to POWER

By Sylvia Lafair | February 13, 2020 |

Hi everyone! Today, we’re going to talk about a subject that most of us hate. Talking truth to power and you say, “What’s the big deal?” It’s just words coming out of your mouth, going into somebody else’s ear and brain, and then they say, “Words coming back at you.” Well, it’s about security survival.…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

Are you an avoider or initiator at work?

By Sylvia Lafair | February 7, 2020 |

Are you (or someone you know) an avoider?  You know…when there is conflict, contention, carrying-on in a nasty way that doesn’t stop, do you ever think “I gotta get outta here?” We all have that feeling at some time. However, when it happens over and over it’s a powerful behavior pattern…the avoider. Avoiders often grew…

Read More
Creative Energy Options

How To Have A Difficult Conversation Productively

By Sylvia Lafair | February 5, 2020 |

Summary: If being judged makes you uncomfortable, here are some ways to structure a feedback session for success. Who do you think has the most challenging time with feedback? Is it the giver or the receiver? Most leadership development programs focus on how the giver, the leader, discusses feedback with the receiver, the employee. The…

Read More