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Is it Really the Season of Joy and Fun?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 4, 2019 |

It’s officially the season of joy and fun…Or is it? We are programmed to be happy, merry, and filled with love and appreciation.  So, why are there so many who have inherited a black cloud filled with rain or snow that clings no matter what? If so, you are not alone.  Make you feel better? It’s good…

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Time for a Change?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 13, 2019 |

Time for a change? Not quite ready?  Does life feel confining?  Spinning your wheels?  That’s what I’m hearing from so many clients these days. Complaints range from climate change to politics, to getting ready for the holidays. Everyone seems just a bit more on edge than only a few months ago when the longer days of summer…

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Are you a Unicorn Leader?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 4, 2019 |

I have been asked this question a lot lately…how do you know if you are a Unicorn leader?  It’s kind of the in thing right now. Let me share this email I recently received. See if you can relate.  Dear Sylvia,  I am in a position where a fabulous job just opened at my company…

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Can people with high emotional intelligence still be assholes?

By Sylvia Lafair | October 29, 2019 |

Here’s a question that comes up way too often. Before I state the question let me set the context.  Do you believe the leaders at your organization are good and positive people? Can you talk with your team and feel there is mutual respect? Have you ever been bullied by a brilliant boss?   Now the question: Can people with high emotional…

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Are You Ready to Stop Self-Sabotaging?

By Sylvia Lafair | October 8, 2019 |

I have received a rash of emails from women executives who are being plagued with self-doubt and a non-stop inner critic telling them “You fool, stop pretending. Business is never going to change.”  Does doubt keep you awake at night? Does that self-sabotaging voice get louder as the night becomes quieter? Do you know deep…

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How Fonzi (from Happy Days) Gave Important Clues to Leadership Success

By Sylvia Lafair | October 8, 2019 |

How Fonzi (yup from Happy Days) gave me important clues to leadership success that applies to all of us: + Lead with your imagination (it’s not what you think) +Follow with determination (it’s more than you think) + Listen to suggestions (it’s a game changer) +Collaborate (it’s the royal road to success) Here is some…

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3 Key Ways to Win at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | October 1, 2019 |

My work with individuals and groups over the years has helped me to uncover 3 key ways to win at work when you’re feeling frazzled and ready to throw in the towel. Have you found that at one time or another you wanted to stuff a sock in someone’s mouth rather than listen to them…

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5 Sayings That Will Inspire You Even When You Feel Overwhelmed and Frustrated

By Sylvia Lafair | September 25, 2019 |

I want to share a story from one of my coaching clients that I’m sure will resonate with you if you’ve ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed and frustrated… One of my coaching clients sent the following, “I had a fender bender on the way to work. Then, because I was late and rushing, I tripped…

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The Gratitude Intervention Challenge

By Sylvia Lafair | September 18, 2019 |

When was the last time you practiced gratitude? This post is all about the power of gratitude and my invitation to join me on a gratitude intervention challenge. “Yesterday was a soggy day, with non- stop rain and draining humidity” began an email I received with the subject title of “What a happy day.”  It…

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Where were you on 9/11?

By Sylvia Lafair | September 11, 2019 |

As I was going to write about gratitude my mind went back to September 11, 2001, and I had to stop and just sit for a while and think back to that horrific day.  Where were you?  I was at The Country Place Retreat Center in Pa with four other people planning to start our very…

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