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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 a maximizer or a satisfier…take this simple test

By Sylvia Lafair | April 24, 2019 |

How do you decide what to decide? There is a great line in the play Into the Woods that we have used in our Total Leadership connections program that shows how so many of us wait to let others make decisions while we stand on the sidelines waiting for a signal for our next move. Picture Cinderella…

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How the Pattern Breakthrough Process Creates Change

By Sylvia Lafair | February 6, 2019 |

Here at Ceoptions we have been using our signature pattern breakthrough process to create lasting change and help today’s leaders prepare for the inevitable challenges that come their way. Question: How does a 13- year- old boy scoring points for his basketball team connect with his mother climbing the corporate ladder? Here’s the story recently…

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Gutsy or Bold, Are You Ready to Take a Step Forward?

By Sylvia Lafair | January 23, 2019 |

What does it take to make the leap? Whether you’re gutsy or bold, are you ready to take a step forward? I was reflecting on the physical or emotional cost when you take a GUTSY or BOLD step out of the old ‘this is the way it is meant to be’ mentality. I was thinking…

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Have a heartwarming and growth-inducing Thanksgiving

By Sylvia Lafair | November 20, 2018 |

I am writing a heartfelt message to hopefully help make your Thanksgiving time as positive and fruitful as possible. First, here is a quote from retired Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Conner: The Family unit plays a critical role in our society And in the generations to come. In all the work I have done…

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Take a different view of leadership

By Sylvia Lafair | September 12, 2018 |

Today, I’d like to take a different view of leadership. It’s about you and you and you and me. It’s about how to bring our voices into the conversation and how we each can play an important role, no matter what. My husband Herb and I recently returned from Madrid and Bilbao Spain. This trip…

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

By Sylvia Lafair | March 21, 2018 |

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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How to know if he or she is a denier

By Sylvia Lafair | February 20, 2018 |

I recently received a curious email asking for help. Most of the time I get questions about work and leadership issues. This one is a bit different however it does fit into the patterns I’ve been discussing on the blog here. Dear Dr. Sylvia, You know that last week was Valentine’s Day. Well, you know,…

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How to harness the drama queen and turn it into story telling

By Sylvia Lafair | January 9, 2018 |

One of the main behavior patterns that is showing up strong these days is the Drama King/Queen. So many people have emailed me, just this week, asking how to harness the excess noise that comes with drama people at work and home. And the most frustrated are those who see how social media can become…

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Let’s vision 2018 as a year of hope

By Sylvia Lafair | December 26, 2017 |

Here is my wish for you, for all of us, as we get ready to release the old and ring in the new. Would you say its been a roller coaster year? It’s hard to process all the political dramas, climate challenges with hurricanes and fires, terrorist attacks, sexual harassment allegations, along with the usual…

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