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Reaping the Rewards of Giving and Getting

By Sylvia Lafair | December 23, 2020 |

Dear All, During times of complexity and confusion, there are always stories of growth and transformation. They are great lessons to take into your life. As a result, this is the focus of today’s post. Leadership skills during tough times In other words, it’s about how to be the best leader you can be during…

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How to Create Psychological Safety for Those Around You in Turbulent Times

By Sylvia Lafair | December 19, 2020 |

Hi everybody! Sylvia Lafair here, with some tips for leaders in times of stress. Think about leaders you’ve known in your life that you have felt you could follow anywhere. Then consider those you looked at and said, “I’m out of here.” In other words, there’s a big difference between leaders in name only and…

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Stress & Mixed Messages: How to Stop the Maddening Communication from Messages that Are Inconsistent and Unclear

By Sylvia Lafair | December 19, 2020 |

Today, I’d like to talk about stress and mixed messages. When stress gets high, mixed messages go even higher. Mixed messages are chaotic and can pull you apart. As a result, you feel pulled in two (or three) different directions. For example, imagine this scene. Let’s just say, you are up to your eyeballs in…

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Can An Apple Change the World?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 16, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, I just finished the most delicious apple that I sprinkled with some cinnamon and brown sugar. Did you know that cinnamon is really good for you? It can help stabilize blood pressure and keep your mood from fluctuating like a roller coaster.  In other words, who knew? What an apple a day…

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Reflections on Uncertainty and Courage

By Sylvia Lafair | November 26, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I’m not sure how to say this politely. This year has been a frigging mess.   Not just for me, for so many I know.   What really matters in life. To clarify, I’ve been lucky that no one in my immediate circle has come down with the virus. Yet, we all know someone who has…

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How My Teeth Taught Me To Practice SAFE STRESS

By Sylvia Lafair | November 5, 2020 |

How to get stress relief during times of chaos and confusion Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am really learning about how the physical and emotional worlds collide. I always felt the two were separate. You get sick, it’s from a bug in the atmosphere. You become angry or depressed. It’s because someone out there made you…

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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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Job Loss? Next Steps

By Sylvia Lafair | July 15, 2020 |

When you life changes what is best way forward? Here’s a good idea. Hi, everybody. Sylvia Lafair here with some tips for what happens when the direction you were going has a do not follow this side road. Dead end. It’s when we have a job loss or we’re pretty sure that things are going…

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How to declutter your mind and get it organized

By Sylvia Lafair | June 17, 2020 |

Did you declutter your home during the past few months? Is that all you need to declutter? Here’s what one of my clients said that had me laughing and cheering him on. Two levels to declutter…. Your home and your mind!  “Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I have always been a leader, and I have been known as “the boss who is…

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Stress and Relationships

By Sylvia Lafair | May 20, 2020 |

Hi everyone and welcome to the world of stress. I was tooling around on Facebook and I saw something that really cracked me up. Those of you who remember the movie, ‘Back to the Future,’ if you don’t, go see it again. The whole trilogy is pretty brilliant. Thank you Steven Spielberg, but there’s a…

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