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Have the Rules for Competent Leaders Changed?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Have the Rules for Competent Leaders Changed?

Have the rules for competent leaders changed over time?  Has social media and the fast pace of the world made the qualities of what real leadership is so different?  I say NO.  I spent time researching what the leaders of old did to keep projects moving quickly. I spent time looking at what was expected…

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Are you an avoider or initiator at work?

By Sylvia Lafair | February 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Are you an avoider or initiator at work?

Are you (or someone you know) an avoider?  You know…when there is conflict, contention, carrying-on in a nasty way that doesn’t stop, do you ever think “I gotta get outta here?” We all have that feeling at some time. However, when it happens over and over it’s a powerful behavior pattern…the avoider. Avoiders often grew…

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How To Have A Difficult Conversation Productively

By Sylvia Lafair | February 5, 2020 | Comments Off on How To Have A Difficult Conversation Productively

Summary: If being judged makes you uncomfortable, here are some ways to structure a feedback session for success. Who do you think has the most challenging time with feedback? Is it the giver or the receiver? Most leadership development programs focus on how the giver, the leader, discusses feedback with the receiver, the employee. The…

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Get the BUT Out of Your YES

By Sylvia Lafair | January 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Get the BUT Out of Your YES

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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Time for a Change?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Time for a Change?

Time for a change? Not quite ready?  Does life feel confining?  Spinning your wheels?  That’s what I’m hearing from so many clients these days. Complaints range from climate change to politics, to getting ready for the holidays. Everyone seems just a bit more on edge than only a few months ago when the longer days of summer…

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Gravity Statements (A New Way Of Thinking) Saves Leaders Aggravation

By Sylvia Lafair | November 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Gravity Statements (A New Way Of Thinking) Saves Leaders Aggravation

Today I’m discussing: Gravity Statements (A New Way Of Thinking) Saves Leaders Aggravation. Here is what you will learn when you listen in: * How Gravity Impacts your conversations.* The key to a great Gravity statement.* Let Gravity help you get past overwhelm. Are you ready to explore this powerful concept deeper? Sign up for…

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How Do You Know If You Are a Real Unicorn (i.e. GUTSY) Leader?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 4, 2019 | Comments Off on How Do You Know If You Are a Real Unicorn (i.e. GUTSY) Leader?

So how do you know if you are a real Unicorn (i.e. GUTSY) Leader? Unicorn Leaders are extremely rare:+ They shatter expectations+ Take business to the next level+ People love to be in their presence.+And more! In this broadcast (from Italy!) I share the 10 attributes needed for you to become a unicorn leader. Go…

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Are you a Unicorn Leader?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Are you a Unicorn Leader?

I have been asked this question a lot lately…how do you know if you are a Unicorn leader?  It’s kind of the in thing right now. Let me share this email I recently received. See if you can relate.  Dear Sylvia,  I am in a position where a fabulous job just opened at my company…

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Can people with high emotional intelligence still be assholes?

By Sylvia Lafair | October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Can people with high emotional intelligence still be assholes?

Here’s a question that comes up way too often. Before I state the question let me set the context.  Do you believe the leaders at your organization are good and positive people? Can you talk with your team and feel there is mutual respect? Have you ever been bullied by a brilliant boss?   Now the question: Can people with high emotional…

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Where were you on 9/11?

By Sylvia Lafair | September 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Where were you on 9/11?

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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