Leadership Strategies

Leadership Lessons: What Matters When You Tell The Truth

By Sylvia Lafair | January 19, 2023 |

Summary: In this era of social media excess, where everyone can offer their version of what is truth without fact-checking, it’s time for critical thinking to stop the dysfunction of speaking without considering the consequences of our words. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have a question for you. Question: How many business coaches does it take…

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How to Leap into the New Year and Let Your Dreams Take Flight

By Sylvia Lafair | December 27, 2022 | Comments Off on How to Leap into the New Year and Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Summary: This is a great time to think about how you want to advance your career and your relationships. Go ahead, take a leap of faith. Here’s what to do.  Dear ….  Did you know that at least 50% of adults make new year’s resolutions?  Mostly they are about more exercise, less weight, healthier eating,…

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Here Are Two Short Questions to Ask Yourself During the Holidays

By Sylvia Lafair | December 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Here Are Two Short Questions to Ask Yourself During the Holidays

Summary: Life is like a sandwich. Endings and beginnings are like the top and bottom pieces of bread; the rest is considered the sandwich filling.  Dear ….  The holidays are known as a time of fun, festivities, and fascinating happenings.   It is also a time to reflect and plan for the new year.  With all…

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The Future of Work Means Choosing Dialogue Over Debate. Here’s What To Consider.

By Sylvia Lafair | December 14, 2022 | Comments Off on The Future of Work Means Choosing Dialogue Over Debate. Here’s What To Consider.

Summary: We are in new territory in the world of work. It’s time to take advantage of the opportunities gained by collaborating rather than condemning.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I am having a retreat with my senior staff to discuss the future of work.  I know you believe in leadership programs for everyone.  I’m not sure…

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What Educators Face as The World Changes and Helpful Solutions

By Sylvia Lafair | December 12, 2022 | Comments Off on What Educators Face as The World Changes and Helpful Solutions

Summary: We are in new territory post-pandemic, and the education system needs an upgrade, or we will keep losing dedicated educators. Here’s what to do. With a radical idea at the end of this post. If you’re a classroom teacher feeling the pressure of your job, I can help you identify the signs of teacher…

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Time to Talk Truth to Power: Here’s What To Do

By Sylvia Lafair | December 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Time to Talk Truth to Power: Here’s What To Do

Summary: Learn how to speak up and be heard by someone in power. The “Four B’s” make it a slam dunk every time. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Did you ever think there would be a big push to consider employees’ mental health at work? Don’t get me wrong. I know it is essential to bring, as…

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Upgrade Your Soft Skills; Needed Now More Than Ever

By Sylvia Lafair | November 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Upgrade Your Soft Skills; Needed Now More Than Ever

Summary: The rules of the game of work are changing. We are in the middle of a behavior reframe. Social media teaches us that “if you think it, you should say it,” regardless of consequences. Not true! Here is a better way. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Holiday time is upon us at full speed. For example,…

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Is Holiday Pressure High? Science Suggests A Coffee Break And Then Do This

By Sylvia Lafair | November 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Is Holiday Pressure High? Science Suggests A Coffee Break And Then Do This

Summary: Fourth quarter is looming in front of you—bonuses at work, gifts for family and friends at home, — overthinking everything. The benefits of putting your career on hold, even for a brief time, are essential. It’s equally important to do something positive. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I don’t have time to stop. Even taking time…

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Leadership Lessons: What Do Super Achievers, Rebels, and Leaders Need to Change?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Leadership Lessons: What Do Super Achievers, Rebels, and Leaders Need to Change?

Summary: The way OUT of constant conflict is to help your employees learn leadership skills for now and into the future. Systems thinking and releasing outdated behavior patterns are vital for success. Dear Dr. Sylvia, The economy is making everyone cringe, quiver, twitch, and worry. There are more constant conflicts with my staff than ever…

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Guess Which 3 Professions Top The Extreme Stress Scale? (Hint: Lawyers are #2).

By Sylvia Lafair | November 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Guess Which 3 Professions Top The Extreme Stress Scale? (Hint: Lawyers are #2).

Summary: The pandemic showed us where weak spots cause extreme stress and burnout. Here is what to do to recharge your batteries and have less stress. You and I know everyone has a rough day or two or three. That’s when you tell yourself it’s time to take a break, eat a favorite food, and…

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