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Conflict Competence: The Answer to Your Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | February 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Conflict Competence: The Answer to Your Stress

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 | Comments Off on Procrastinate? Who Me? I’ll Get Back To You About This Tomorrow!

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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Look… We’re All Human, Right?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Look… We’re All Human, Right?

How to have a positive mindset. Stay tuned. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Look, we’re all human. Right? As a result, we all have good and bad personality traits. Right? Firstly, I want to know how to have a positive mindset. On the other hand, I want to know how do you change your mindset from negative…

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Why is My Boss Acting Like a Baby?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Why is My Boss Acting Like a Baby?

Dear Dr. Sylvia, Do you remember the popular song from “My Fair Lady?” The one with the following words “Why can’t a woman be more like a man? ”It goes on and on about male superiority. Above all, it really seems a bit old-fashioned these days when women are gaining strength at work, at home,…

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Common Destructive Behavior Patterns That Can Drive You NUTS, at Work, at Home, Everywhere (and what to do about them)

By Sylvia Lafair | November 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Common Destructive Behavior Patterns That Can Drive You NUTS, at Work, at Home, Everywhere (and what to do about them)

Dear Dr. Sylvia. I hate to complain, but my boss is driving me totally crazy. He is smart and knows the science behind what we do, however, as a leader he is just plain awful. For example, He is always telling us how great he is. He brags about how many awards he has won,…

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Elections, Families, and Victor Frankenstein

By Sylvia Lafair | October 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Elections, Families, and Victor Frankenstein

Summary: Elections happen all the time. Here is a way to think about who you want to vote for and support. How do we know which candidates have self-awareness and are emotionally intelligent? Elections are part of our lives. From high school campaigns to national elections, there is always someone who wants your vote. How…

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I’m Not Pattern Blind

By Sylvia Lafair | September 30, 2020 | Comments Off on I’m Not Pattern Blind

Summary: Emotional intelligence and self-awareness are essential aspects of high-level positive communication. Here are some ideas to help you be the best leader you can be. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I’ve heard you talk about “Pattern Blindness” in the same sentence as “Speaking the Unspeakable.” Can you say more, please?  In addition, you also talk about…

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Romancing the Bullies

By Sylvia Lafair | September 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Romancing the Bullies

Summary: How to become more self-aware is vital for workplace productivity. Here is what you can do. Dear Dr. Sylvia,  My boss is driving me crazy. I want to help and be a great colleague. However, what he is doing makes no sense. Could you help me understand?  For example, He ignores those who want…

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How to declutter your mind and get it organized

By Sylvia Lafair | June 17, 2020 | Comments Off on How to declutter your mind and get it organized

Summary: Did you declutter your home during the past few months? Your home and your mind! Is that all you need to declutter? Here’s what one of my clients said that had me laughing and cheering him on.   Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I have always been a leader, and I am known as “the boss who is not bossy.”  Indeed, that’s good.…

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Leadership Skills: It’s Time To STOP Being a Pleaser

By Sylvia Lafair | June 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Leadership Skills: It’s Time To STOP Being a Pleaser

Summary: Why is it hard for so many to say NO? If it means people are upset with you, what can you do? Here are some ideas to stay calm and not be derailed by your insecurities. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Many of my executives complain that they are exhausted and feel overwhelmed because they can’t…

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