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Can’t Decide? Yes, No, Maybe? Here’s What To Do

By Sylvia Lafair | March 6, 2021 |

How to decide what to decide. Do you get all tangled up inside when you have to make a big decision? Or even a small one? For instance, “The tie comes in blue, red or leopard print. Which do I get?” Another example, “Is hotel A or B best for our summer vacation? Wait, what…

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Conflict Competence: The Answer to Your Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | February 25, 2021 |

Stressed out? Conflict competence is the solution. Read on to learn more… Dear Dr Sylvia,   I have a question. I need more than just a simple answer.  Therefore, what I am asking for is a solution.  Further, I need an action plan.  As a result, if you can do that, I will follow you forever.  To clarify, let me say,…

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Procrastinate? Who Me? I’ll Get Back To You About This Tomorrow!

By Sylvia Lafair | February 25, 2021 |

Wonder why you keep putting off doing things? What or who do you blame? Here we explore the procrastinator-perfection-paralysis syndrome. Hey, you wonder what is procrastination anyway. It really comes down to one ugly underlying habit: people-pleasing. Here’s how to stop. Dear Dr. Sylvia,  It took me weeks to finally press the “send” button on my email…

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3 Mental Health Methods Proven to Master Conflict

By Sylvia Lafair | February 24, 2021 |

Become conflict competent. Yes…even if you argue and complain, you can learn to stop excessive upset. Become a conflict-competent leader. Here’s how to do it. Dear Dr. Sylvia,  My mental health is going down the drain. Consequently, I become nasty. Yes, I even scare myself of how I act, much of the time. As a…

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Office Romance Stress: What’s Love Got To Do With It? (Plus: A FUN Quiz)

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021 |

Office romance stress? I’ve seen it ALL before. Here’s my advice… Dear Dr. Sylvia, I always thought I loved complexity and challenges in my life. That is to say, I’m not sure anymore. Why? To clarify, here’s what’s going on and I need some good advice. Looking for love in the wrong places? Above all,…

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How to Transform: What Leaders Can Learn From a Lobster

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021 |

Knowing how to transform doesn’t always come easy. Here is my advice, borrowed from some of our crustaceous friends in the sea… Dear Dr. Sylvia, My life is so confining. Therefore, I want to explore the world. However, till now it’s obviously not been the right time. As a result, I feel like I have…

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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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