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How Transformational Leadership Works: It Takes GUTSY Women and BOLD Men

By Sylvia Lafair | December 14, 2021 | Comments Off on How Transformational Leadership Works: It Takes GUTSY Women and BOLD Men

Summary: We’re on the cusp of new ways of relating to each other. It’s going to take all of us, GUTSY women and BOLD men. The old way is about power, prestige, and prominence. The new method, transformational leadership, is still being designed. Here are ways to “prime the pump.” The new and better way…

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Telling the Truth: Not for Wimps

By Sylvia Lafair | November 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Telling the Truth: Not for Wimps

Summary: Why is telling the truth so darn hard? Why is it even worse to speak truth to power? It’s about the words and especially about the timing. Here are some ways to make truth-telling more effective. So much information, so much confusion. Who do you believe?  Which media outlets are pushing out fake news…

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Pandora, Stress Management, and Hope

By Sylvia Lafair | November 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Pandora, Stress Management, and Hope

Here is a timely story for this holiday season. It starts with a wedding gift. So far, so good. It was a gift from Zeus to the gorgeous young bride, Pandora. However, Zeus put Pandora in a double bind. You see, while she received this beautiful box (actually, in Greek mythology, it’s a jar). The…

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What to do when you feel overwhelmed

By Sylvia Lafair | November 2, 2021 | Comments Off on What to do when you feel overwhelmed

Summary: What do you keep telling yourself when you have no more bandwidth to do one more thing? Overwhelmed is how most business people feel these days. Here are some ideas to help you find a way to be reinvigorated. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Everything right now seems to make my staff (including me) tense and…

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GUTSY Women, Witches, and Halloween

By Sylvia Lafair | October 26, 2021 | Comments Off on GUTSY Women, Witches, and Halloween

Summary: Do you ever wonder why so many women are bothered by self-doubt and afraid to speak out? Here are some reasons that may surprise you. Women, as well as men, please pay attention. I found some fascinating information when researching my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change,” I found some fascinating information. More…

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What YOU Can Do If Your Direct Reports Hate Your Guts!

By Sylvia Lafair | October 12, 2021 | Comments Off on What YOU Can Do If Your Direct Reports Hate Your Guts!

Summary: “I hate my boss” is a common comment in most workplaces. How do you know if you fit the category? Here’s the litmus test. Being a Boss Means YOU Must Handle Conflict at Work You’ve received a promotion. Congrats. You feel confident and ready for the challenge. That is to say, you’re now the…

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Be a Great Leader: Tackle Imposter Syndrome, Self-doubt, and Overwhelm

By Sylvia Lafair | August 31, 2021 | Comments Off on Be a Great Leader: Tackle Imposter Syndrome, Self-doubt, and Overwhelm

Summary: Mental health has been upgraded. And it’s about time! It’s not just for those you label “nut cases.” It’s for you, and you, and me. For example, many people these days are talking and worrying about their mental health. Here’s how to remain calm, cool, and collected when extra stress is thrown your way.…

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4 Ways To Fix What Breaks (A Band-aid Is NOT Enough)

By Sylvia Lafair | August 24, 2021 | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Fix What Breaks (A Band-aid Is NOT Enough)

Summary: How can you create a winning situation when it looks like you unintentionally set it up to lose. This is about leadership under pressure. And, in these complex times, pressure is all the time. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Well, it finally happened! And it has been awful, horrible, and over the top frustrating. My whole…

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4 Distinct Ways to Look at Difficult People You Work With From a New Perspective

By Sylvia Lafair | August 17, 2021 |

Summary: How do you deal with people who drive you nuts at work? Do you complain to HR or ignore them? I agree that Work is NOT a Rehab Facility. There are better ways to keep your staff positive besides just firing those with whom you don’t get along. How leaders handle conflict is a…

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What happens when you put yourself first?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 3, 2021 |

Summary: We are in a new era of redefining what matters. For example, it’s time to discuss the meaning of self-awareness and the definition of well-being. Here are ways to be the success you want to be. How important is it to be the best? Competition is fun. Right? That is to say; it pushes…

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