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How Fonzi (from Happy Days) Gave Important Clues to Leadership Success

By Sylvia Lafair | October 8, 2019 |

How Fonzi (yup from Happy Days) gave me important clues to leadership success that applies to all of us: + Lead with your imagination (it’s not what you think) +Follow with determination (it’s more than you think) + Listen to suggestions (it’s a game changer) +Collaborate (it’s the royal road to success) Here is some…

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3 Key Ways to Win at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | October 1, 2019 |

My work with individuals and groups over the years has helped me to uncover 3 key ways to win at work when you’re feeling frazzled and ready to throw in the towel. Have you found that at one time or another you wanted to stuff a sock in someone’s mouth rather than listen to them…

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Where were you on 9/11?

By Sylvia Lafair | September 11, 2019 |

As I was going to write about gratitude my mind went back to September 11, 2001, and I had to stop and just sit for a while and think back to that horrific day.  Where were you?  I was at The Country Place Retreat Center in Pa with four other people planning to start our very…

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What Does Integrity Really Mean?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 28, 2019 |

Did you know that integrity is the most mentioned business value in the world? In almost all cultures the concept of integrity comes at the top of the list which also includes collaboration, creativity, and communication. Integrity is such a BIG word. Question is “What does it really mean?” Traditional ways of thinking about integrity…

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Giving thanks can transform your life

By Sylvia Lafair | August 20, 2019 |

Giving thanks can transform your life, so let me start by expressing some gratitude and share some bits of wisdom that can help you feel more gratitude and appreciation for all that you have in this post. First, let me say “Thank You”  to all of you who are part of my newsletter network.  Secondly,…

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Being Able to Communicate for Clarity is Necessary

By Sylvia Lafair | August 6, 2019 |

Being able to communicate for clarity is an art…even if we are speaking in the same language it’s often hard to get clear with another person. My dear client Kellie called me, and I could tell she was choking back tears. I waited to see what the dilemma was. It was a big one. She…

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My Radical Sabbatical Update

By Sylvia Lafair | July 17, 2019 |

Several months ago, I took a ‘radical sabbatical’ to recalibrate and decide on the next steps for my career. I must admit, that one month now seems like several years ago. Why? Because I wanted to do something new and different and I wasn’t sure what that was. I found myself floundering and I couldn’t…

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These 3 habits may be keeping you labeled as mega-stupid

By Sylvia Lafair | July 8, 2019 |

Who do you work with you think is a dumb ass? Someone who you will never ask for advice. Did you ever take the time to sort out the different levels of stupid? Here is a thought to ponder: Ignorance can be educated, crazy can be medicated. But what is the cure for stupid? There…

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3 Habits You Want to Avoid at All Costs

By Sylvia Lafair | June 26, 2019 |

Which do you want to be labeled as smart or dumb?  I this article I cover the 3 habits you want to avoid at all costs. Let me ask you a question:  Who do you work with you think is a dumb ass? Someone who you will never ask for advice. Did you ever take…

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Are you Gutsy or Bold?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 19, 2019 |

Let me ask you a question are you gutsy or bold?  Let’s dive deeper into this discussion and ask you a few more questions: Are you one of the women or men who walk into a meeting room and go right for the front row? Or when someone asks for a volunteer to come on…

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