What to do when you feel like you have no more bandwidth

By Sylvia Lafair | July 15, 2020 |

What do you keep telling yourself when you have no more bandwidth to do one more thing?  If you are a high achieving business person, I bet you just said to yourself, “I can always do just one more thing today.”  That’s exactly what my senior VP client told me two weeks ago.  And yesterday I got a call from…

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In the Room Where IT Happened

By Sylvia Lafair | July 10, 2020 |

Leaders need to know about where they started to know where to go now #leadership #culture #communication Hi, everybody. Sylvia Lafair here, with a tip for Tuesday and I have a question. Do you know where you were in the room where it happened? You know, Hamilton’s success has brought that song to everybody’s mind. I want to…

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Can You Remember?

By Sylvia Lafair | July 8, 2020 |

Can you remember the first time words were thrown your way that would bite and sting?  Was it the color of your skin, the shape of your eyes? Perhaps you had a “funny accent” that someone imitated and you stopped talking.  Did you live on the “other” side of town, or wear out-of-style, hand-me-down clothes?  Did you go to…

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Telling the Truth: Not for Wimps

By Sylvia Lafair | July 1, 2020 |

Why does telling the truth have to be so darn hard? So much information, so much confusion. Who do you believe?  Which media outlets are pushing out fake news and which are telling the honest, open truth? Anyone? No one? Telling the Truth: Not for Wimps If you missed out on being part of past…

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Leadership and What We Can Learn From Gen Z

By Sylvia Lafair | June 24, 2020 |

Hi everybody! Sylvia Lafair here, with the Sylvia speaks, where Sylvia says for Tuesday. What I’d like to do is just talk a little bit about the polarization that’s in the world, and what to do about it, and I learned a lot the other day from my 15 year old granddaughter, Arielle, who was…

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Leadership and Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | June 17, 2020 |

Hi everyone and welcome to another session of Sylvia says. I’m Sylvia Lafair and what I’d like to talk about today is leadership and stress. We all feel it. We all have it in some way. Each of us is a leader. So, this is probably for everybody, but I’m really focusing right now on…

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The Courage to Change: Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

By Sylvia Lafair | June 10, 2020 |

“What’s the big deal! Diversity issues are not new.” That’s what I hear from so many leaders recently. They call to vent and complain. They want an easy answer to this “diversity thing.” They ask if I can create a customized program that will stop the noise and demands from employees and the community.  And,…

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Is There A Common Future?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 5, 2020 |

Here is the BIG QUESTION: What is the destination?  STOP!  Do not answer just yet.  George Floyd’s gruesome death has led us to ask. Covid-19 has caused us to ask.  Those marching in protest, those looting, those salivating for violence, have all come together to lead us down the road, once again, so we have a forum to…

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Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

By Sylvia Lafair | June 5, 2020 |

Hi everybody! Sylvia Lafair here, and I will keep this short. There are two parts to this that I’d like to guide you to look. First, if you do not know who Jane Elliott is, please google her and please watch the documentary and some of the newer things she’s done. I will tell you…

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What Is Needed NOW In Leadership

By Sylvia Lafair | June 3, 2020 |

Hi everybody! Sylvia Lafair here, and I woke up this morning pretty agitated in distress, and when I turn the news on, of course, it was validated with what’s going on in Minnesota and literally all over the country for that fact, and I started thinking with school not in, and kids not able to…

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