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What Does Integrity Really Mean?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 28, 2019 | Comments Off on What Does Integrity Really Mean?

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 | Comments Off on Giving thanks can transform your life

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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How do you stay calm, cool, and collected?

By Sylvia Lafair | July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on How do you stay calm, cool, and collected?

When the heat index goes way into the red zone how do you stay calm, cool, and collected? Here is a composite of the types of emails I have been getting the past month, mostly from the east coast of the U.S. and from much of Europe. It goes something like this: “It’s too hot…

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3 Habits You Want to Avoid at All Costs

By Sylvia Lafair | June 26, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Habits You Want to Avoid at All Costs

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 | Comments Off on Are you a maximizer or a satisfier…take this simple test

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 | Comments Off on How the Pattern Breakthrough Process Creates Change

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 | Comments Off on Gutsy or Bold, Are You Ready to Take a Step Forward?

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 | Comments Off on Have a heartwarming and growth-inducing Thanksgiving

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 | Comments Off on Take a different view of leadership

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 | 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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