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Leadership Development: Putting Blame In All The Wrong Places

By Sylvia Lafair | August 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Leadership Development: Putting Blame In All The Wrong Places

The patterns of the past are haunting us these days.  Good leadership development requires us to read the signs of the times and lead people to a better and more positive place. How to lead in uncertain times is the highest form of leadership. The question is how to create an atmosphere where there can…

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Father’s Day Gift Suggestions (Hint: Not a Necktie!)

By Sylvia Lafair | July 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Father’s Day Gift Suggestions (Hint: Not a Necktie!)

Every Father’s Day, I bet just about everyone thinks about their dad. Some with warm feelings, others with hurt and anger, others wondering who the man is, or where he is. My story is a tough one to discuss; however, over the years, I’ve learned that talking is better than ignoring and stuffing things way down under.…

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Intuition, Science and Truth-Telling Form a Powerful Trio in the Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair | July 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Intuition, Science and Truth-Telling Form a Powerful Trio in the Workplace

This is about how to rid yourself of a toxic employee or boss. Did you ever have an employee who scored high on those personality tests that determine if they would make a good fit for your organization? How about sitting in an interview and ‘just knowing’ this is the absolutely, positively, right person for…

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The Power of Shifting (Make Sure You Hear That Word Clearly)

By Sylvia Lafair | May 22, 2017 | Comments Off on The Power of Shifting (Make Sure You Hear That Word Clearly)

Funny story: I was working on getting my negative thinking under control and asked someone to help me.  You see, it’s hard to do anything totally alone and I know the power of relationships can make a tremendous difference. I found my power person to help and I found my power word. I asked my dearest, best…

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Join the Fun on International Day of Happiness

By Sylvia Lafair | March 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Join the Fun on International Day of Happiness

Let’s imagine together. Imagine all the people living for today.  Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer.  But I’m not the only one. I hope today you’ll join us.  Its International Day of Happiness! How will you celebrate? Think about it this way: What if…. you called someone you have not…

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I hear this plaintive cry from executives and middle managers all the time. I hear it from superintendents to elementary school teachers for at least ten months out of the year. Getting along is what we all want. Right? So, why does it seem almost impossible to get through even a few days without feeling…

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The Power Of Film And Film Stars: Thank You Jim Carrey And Leonardo Di Caprio

By Sylvia Lafair | January 11, 2016 | Comments Off on The Power Of Film And Film Stars: Thank You Jim Carrey And Leonardo Di Caprio

I sat through the Golden Globe Awards hoping to see and hear something that would stay with me emotionally. With all the sixth grade humor about butt holes, alcohol and sexual innuendos I was able to multitask and get some work done on my new book, “Every Word Counts.” I kept thinking “When did we…

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Can Men Support Women At Work

By Sylvia Lafair | June 11, 2015 | Comments Off on Can Men Support Women At Work

I have found LinkedIn to be a magical place to connect with some of the smartest and most pioneering individuals on the planet. Recently Ed Gurowitz, Senior Consultant at Gender Allies contacted me after seeing some of my blogs about GUTSY WOMEN LEADERS. He sent me an important post about how to create gender relationships…

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When Patterns Of The Past Show Up In The Present

By Sylvia Lafair | June 3, 2015 | Comments Off on When Patterns Of The Past Show Up In The Present

I just finished reading a speech Vice President Joe Biden gave at Yale University. It brought tears to my eyes and I was compelled to read it again. This time I grabbed the tissue box, stopped what I was doing and sat wiping freely flowing tears away and sat looking out at the fully blossomed spring…

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Toxic Woman At Work

By Sylvia Lafair | June 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Toxic Woman At Work

Dear Dr. Sylvia, The past few weeks have been like living in a super hot hell. There have been a ton of arguments and drama, mainly because one woman wants her way and is dividing our staff (we only have 20 people working on-site). There is Team A (Suzie’s team) and Team B (my team).…

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