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It’s Time to Transform Splitters into Peacemakers

By Sylvia Lafair | April 5, 2022 | Comments Off on It’s Time to Transform Splitters into Peacemakers

Summary: There is so much disagreement in today’s world. Much of it is due to the behavior pattern of separating people into being “for” and “against” each other. Do you know a splitter (or are you one)? Here are ways out of the tangled web that causes the split for hate and even war to…

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Emotional Flexibility in This Time of Constant Change 

By Sylvia Lafair | March 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Emotional Flexibility in This Time of Constant Change 

Summary: The more adept you are in being emotionally flexible, the more adaptable you can be in your leadership role.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  This one is personal. I had a very difficult situation occur with my stepdaughter and she wants to break all ties with me.  I know from reading your books that you suggest…

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Here’s How to Erase the Obstacles to Change and Adaptability

By Sylvia Lafair | March 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Here’s How to Erase the Obstacles to Change and Adaptability

Summary: Change is coming faster than ever before. The whole world seems out of control. While change is unsettling, the process of adapting from now to new is vital for future success. Here are some methods to move forward.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I keep vacillating from denying my negative emotions, staying positive, and stating that…

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Are Self-serving Narcissists More Prevalent Now?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Are Self-serving Narcissists More Prevalent Now?

Summary: Everywhere you look, people are taking sides at the expense of how their behavior impacts those around them. You best be careful, and please don’t feed the narcissist beast. Here are the signs. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I did it again! Yup, seduced by a fast-talking marketing gal. I signed up for an expensive program…

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Leadership Lesson: Careful, The Art and Craft of Seduction is Everywhere

By Sylvia Lafair | February 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Leadership Lesson: Careful, The Art and Craft of Seduction is Everywhere

Summary: It’s easy to be flattered. The big question is, how do you respond to all the bells and whistles coming your way? Here’s what to know, so you don’t get scammed. These days everyone is talking about the newest hits on Netflix. One is a charming male who seduces unsuspecting females (watch The Tinder…

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Overwhelmed? We All Are!

By Sylvia Lafair | January 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Overwhelmed? We All Are!

Summary: What do you do when plans are derailed and there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Here’s what to do with feeling overwhelmed. Did you ever want to lash out at someone and instead yell at your ever-faithful dog? Or, make nasty comments to your indoor plants for demanding attention. as…

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How to Go From Mad to Glad During The Holidays

By Sylvia Lafair | December 7, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Go From Mad to Glad During The Holidays

Summary: Anger management is vital, especially during the holidays when everyone feels over-stressed. Here is one way to find out where your upset began. So, let me ask you? What do you do when you get foot-stomping angry? Maybe you kick a big rock (ouch). Perhaps you pound your hand on a desk (ouch)? What…

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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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Are YOU a Liar? From Fibs to Fraud, Which Type Are YOU?

By Sylvia Lafair | October 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Are YOU a Liar? From Fibs to Fraud, Which Type Are YOU?

Summary: There are many reasons people lie to each other and also to themselves. Read on to see which category is a fit for you. Then decide what you want to change. It starts, for all of us, when we are very young. From childhood, who remembers that chant: “Who took the cookies from the…

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I get overwhelmed so easily! What Would RBG Say?

By Sylvia Lafair | September 14, 2021 | Comments Off on I get overwhelmed so easily! What Would RBG Say?

Summary: Tackle this common dilemma “I get overwhelmed so easily.” Here’s how to handle your emotions more effectively. Dear Dr. Sylvia,Each day I think to myself, “I can’t take any more surprises. I can’t take any more whining. I can’t take anymore bungled messes.” And then something else happens. For example, I went into a…

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