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

By Sylvia Lafair | January 9, 2018 | Comments Off on How to harness the drama queen and turn it into story telling

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 | Comments Off on Let’s vision 2018 as a year of hope

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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If you’re a rescuer, it’s time for a change

By Sylvia Lafair | December 17, 2017 | Comments Off on If you’re a rescuer, it’s time for a change

If you (or someone you know is) are a rescuer, it’s time for a change. STOP! Relax. Just chill. Don’t do anything. Take care of yourself and forget about helping others. Take a break from saving the world. If these words bring a big sigh coming all the way up from your gut you’re listening…

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How to Transform the Victim into the Explorer

By Sylvia Lafair | December 12, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Transform the Victim into the Explorer

Have you noticed that the more persecutor/bullies lash out the more the victims of their nastiness go to hide under the bedcovers? I don’t often feel like a victim, however, I had an employee who was the bossiest witch always telling everyone in the office what to do, on her terms. One day I hung…

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Rebels Turned Community Builders

By Sylvia Lafair | November 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Rebels Turned Community Builders

Let’s look at the difference between a rebel who fights for what is right and how that rebel can turn into a community builder, helping all of us move to new heights of thinking beyond just right and wrong. I specifically want to look at the women of today who are saying “no more!” It’s…

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Diving deep in the World of the Super Achiever

By Sylvia Lafair | November 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Diving deep in the World of the Super Achiever

Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions and frustrated comments about the BIG SHOTS of the world, the super achievers. Many want to know how to get these blowhards to “zip it” and others want to know how to become larger than life like these often very talented (yet often very insecure) individuals. So, here…

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3 Ways To Be On Top Of The Frustration Caused by Stress and Conflict At Work

By Sylvia Lafair | October 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Be On Top Of The Frustration Caused by Stress and Conflict At Work

Do you have a stupid boss? Well, maybe not stupid, just indecisive, or slow in answering? Or perhaps you have an incompetent colleague. You know, one who always messes up the report and you must fix everything? And then there is the passive-aggressive direct report.   That’s the one who says “yes” and does “no”…

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How Leadership Styles Can Help Or Hinder Messy Situations

By Sylvia Lafair | September 26, 2017 | Comments Off on How Leadership Styles Can Help Or Hinder Messy Situations

These days stress can come with a change in the weather. Hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, no place is safe anymore. What was business as usual yesterday could be taking a heroic stance to save a life today. This is a great time to evaluate your leadership style and see what you can do to elevate to…

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The Best Leadership Style that Enhances Team Effectiveness (And Some That Don’t)

By Sylvia Lafair | September 12, 2017 | Comments Off on The Best Leadership Style that Enhances Team Effectiveness (And Some That Don’t)

The main thing that all leaders shudder about is conflict at work. There is a silent hope that conflict will simply resolve itself and teams can get their projects done quickly and easily. Problems seldom simply just disappear… There are four leadership styles that can be used when conflict rears its ugly head. However, there…

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