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Leadership strategies: How to look at your decision making

By Sylvia Lafair | May 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Leadership strategies: How to look at your decision making

You as a leader must think about and understand how to look at your decision making… Leadership today relies on astute decision making. Life moves so fast there’s little room left for mistakes.   How much time have you spent really, I mean really, looking at how you make decisions? Here’s a clue to why so…

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How to Ease Conflict by Knowing the Difference Between Facts and Emotions

By Sylvia Lafair | May 7, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Ease Conflict by Knowing the Difference Between Facts and Emotions

Facts are married to emotion. As a leader, it’s your job to ask the right questions that lead to what the key issues are. The natural tendency for most people is to deflect the real reasons for hurt and feeling discounted. It’s the emotions that will resolve the conflict, not just the facts. Here’s what happens in…

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Leadership Strategies: Help! BUT They Always Said The Right Thing

By Sylvia Lafair | May 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Leadership Strategies: Help! BUT They Always Said The Right Thing

Communication is complex, especially when meeting face to face.  That’s when you need to stay alert and take a deeper look at how they are talking with you.  In this post, I cover 3 ways to step back and really look at what is being said and 3 ways to check your assumptions so you…

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4 Ways You Can Check Your Competency

By Sylvia Lafair | April 26, 2018 | Comments Off on 4 Ways You Can Check Your Competency

Did you know that at least 80% of business leaders think they have above-average abilities? Most score themselves higher than their peers or direct reports do on feedback questionnaires. That leads to one of the biggest issues in today’s business climate. The tendency is to focus on strength-based perspectives and put weaknesses on the back…

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5 Simple and Effective Communication Techniques to Get Attention

By Sylvia Lafair | April 24, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Simple and Effective Communication Techniques to Get Attention

Communication is an essential skill that all leaders must master.  In this article, I uncover 5 simple and effective communication techniques that can help you as a leader to capture the attention of your team or anyone you come into contact with. What is your preferred way of communicating? Without ever meeting you I can guess…

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Leadership Lessons from Top Leaders

By Sylvia Lafair | April 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Leadership Lessons from Top Leaders

As children, we look at our parents and teachers to understand life. Sometimes the advice we get is really good. Other times, we must do a full turn around and get on another, more positive path. Learning from the best and following in their footsteps, is another vastly productive way of moving from good to…

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How to effectively deepen your conversation skills

By Sylvia Lafair | April 17, 2018 | Comments Off on How to effectively deepen your conversation skills

Let’s chat here a bit about why as a leader it’s important for you to deepen your conversation skills… When you walk away, hang up the phone, close your email trail, or shut down the texting after a discussion with a colleague take a moment and think about what kind of conversation you just had.…

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How Successful Leaders can Build Better Self-Awareness

By Sylvia Lafair | April 12, 2018 |

Summary: In today’s hectic world, taking the time to ask yourself, “Who am I?” and even more so, “Who am I in relationship to those around me?” often gets put on the “do it tomorrow” short list. Become more self-aware to make a difference. Remember, everything you say and do, can affect those around you.…

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Confidence Concerns: Even the Best Leaders Have Them

By Sylvia Lafair | April 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Confidence Concerns: Even the Best Leaders Have Them

Did you ever wonder if you were going to be fired? Did you ever have a conversation with someone in a position to tell you to pack your bags and leave? Do you ever have to tell someone they are not a fit for your team and it’s time to say goodbye? In my work…

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The One Key Quality all Successful Leaders Have

By Sylvia Lafair | April 9, 2018 | Comments Off on The One Key Quality all Successful Leaders Have

Did you ever wonder how much physical good looks contribute to success at work? Ever look in the mirror and wish you were taller, thinner, more youthful? The image of the perfect body is embedded in everyone’s brain. Most of us wish we were more than we are. Even the best and the brightest look…

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