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Reflections on Uncertainty and Courage

By Sylvia Lafair | November 26, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I’m not sure how to say this politely. This year has been a frigging mess.   Not just for me, for so many I know.   What really matters in life. To clarify, I’ve been lucky that no one in my immediate circle has come down with the virus. Yet, we all know someone who has…

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Can You Remember?

By Sylvia Lafair | July 8, 2020 |

Summary: The time has come to understand better diversity and inclusion in our work, schools, and communities. It begins with your personal story. Everyone has one where they were excluded or ignored. Here is how to use storytelling at work. Can you remember the first time words were thrown your way that would bite and sting?  Above…

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The Courage to Change: Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

By Sylvia Lafair | June 10, 2020 |

Summary: Diversity and inclusion are now the norms rather than the exceptions. The big question is: “What can be done to heal the chasm of discontent that exists in most workplaces, in fact, around the world, regarding differences? Here are thoughts to ponder. We need a new way to approach diversity and inclusion. “What’s the…

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Is There A Common Future?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 5, 2020 |

Summary: Here is why addictions and change fight each other. Yet, they lead us to think about our shared future. Better yet, read on to see what to do about it. Here is the BIG QUESTION: What is the destination?  STOP!  Most importantly, do not answer just yet.  Covid-19 has caused us to ask.  To clarify,…

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How to Deal with a Narcissist

By Sylvia Lafair | May 20, 2020 |

I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to deal with the narcissist lately. I began to wonder if this personality type is more prevalent, or at least more obvious during times of extra stress.  So, I did a deep dive into various publications and paid special attention to the news.   Yes, there are lots of…

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Change: What really matters as we begin to create the new normal?

By Sylvia Lafair | May 13, 2020 |

Summary: Change is inevitable. However, how you address change management is the key to success. Not just win, to a positive and creative life. Here are some thoughts to consider. I know that we have all been thrown into change—more change than we’ve ever expected to experience in our lifetimes.  Usually, when difficulties hit, they…

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How to Move Out of Fear

By Sylvia Lafair | April 7, 2020 |

I am getting the same questions over and over with the same request. “Hey, Dr. Sylvia, what advice do you have to move out of the fear that is rampant these days.”   Comments are so similar. From ones about wasting time to ones about poor sleep or gorging on junk food or drinking too much. Others are about arguing over…

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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.…

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Feedback: Learn to Love It, You’ll Get It Anyway

By Sylvia Lafair | February 5, 2020 |

Today we’re going to talk about another area in communication.Feedback the give and the get the yes and the no. We all get it. We all give it.So, what’s the best way to do it? Well, first, I want to ask you a question: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? …because that’s going to…

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Get the BUT Out of Your YES

By Sylvia Lafair | January 29, 2020 |

Do you ever get frustrated with petty conflicts at work? You’re not alone. A whopping 93% of workers report being affected in a negative manner by conflict.  The other variable is the length of time consumed by on-going, unresolved conflict.  Even worse is the fact that litigation for workplace harassment and hostile work environments has…

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