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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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5 Highly Recommended Books for Leaders

By Sylvia Lafair | April 2, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Highly Recommended Books for Leaders

Can you guess one of the almost forgotten secrets of powerful leaders? It’s found on the printed page or today’s smartphones. It’s an old skill, almost forgotten in our present, hurried world. No longer is it enough to have a good idea or product. It’s about respecting leaders who are well-rounded individuals — think Reid…

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Leadership Strategies: How to know when you’re stuck

By Sylvia Lafair | March 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Leadership Strategies: How to know when you’re stuck

In this post, I’m discussing how to know when you’re stuck or moving ahead as a leader. Ready for a profound shift? Ready for change that will be deep, sustainable, and positive? Ready to put the puzzle pieces of relationships together and be an exemplary leader? Ready to go to sleep at night and not…

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Leadership Strategies: Telling the truth isn’t spilling your guts

By Sylvia Lafair | March 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Leadership Strategies: Telling the truth isn’t spilling your guts

How hard do you think it is to be a transformational leader? My answer is it takes commitment and dedication to new ways of thinking and doing. The type of leadership that is transformative is disciplined, proactive, and positive without being syrupy. What I say next is necessary for you to tattoo into your brain…

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Leadership Strategies: Damn it, Listen to Me!

By Sylvia Lafair | March 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Leadership Strategies: Damn it, Listen to Me!

Over the years, I’ve heard from leaders is that getting them to listen to me is one of the hardest obstacles to success. In this article, I address 4 levels of communication that will help you overcome this block. Do you remember playing the game “Whispering Down the Lane” as a kid? Kinda old school,…

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