I get overwhelmed so easily! What Would RBG Say?

By Sylvia Lafair | September 14, 2021

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…

How Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Stressful Situations

By Sylvia Lafair | September 7, 2021

Summary: here is information about different kinds of stress. The more you know, the better at stress busting you can be, especially about eustress. Dear Dr. Sylvia, It doesn’t seem to stop. Just as soon as I have one problem solved at work, another shows up. Is work merely a game of “whack-a-mole?” Also, is…

Be a Great Leader: Tackle Imposter Syndrome, Self-doubt, and Overwhelm

By Sylvia Lafair | August 31, 2021

Summary: Mental health has been upgraded. And it’s about time! It’s not just for those you label “nut cases.” It’s for you, and you, and me. For example, many people these days are talking and worrying about their mental health. Here’s how to remain calm, cool, and collected when extra stress is thrown your way.…

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4 Ways To Fix What Breaks (A Band-aid Is NOT Enough)

By Sylvia Lafair | August 24, 2021

Summary: How can you create a winning situation when it looks like you unintentionally set it up to lose. This is about leadership under pressure. And, in these complex times, pressure is all the time. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Well, it finally happened! And it has been awful, horrible, and over the top frustrating. My whole…

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4 Distinct Ways to Look at Difficult People You Work With From a New Perspective

By Sylvia Lafair | August 17, 2021

Summary: How do you deal with people who drive you nuts at work? Do you complain to HR or ignore them? I agree that Work is NOT a Rehab Facility. There are better ways to keep your staff positive besides just firing those with whom you don’t get along. How leaders handle conflict is a…

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Fatal Flaws: Self-doubt and Imposter Syndrome

By Sylvia Lafair | August 10, 2021

Summary: When you start a new job or get a great promotion, it’s common to experience self-doubt. Minds can fill with stress-related thoughts, like “can I, will I, am I capable?” The imposter syndrome often rears its ugly head. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are tips to stay strong and confident. What…

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What happens when you put yourself first?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 3, 2021

Summary: We are in a new era of redefining what matters. For example, it’s time to discuss the meaning of self-awareness and the definition of well-being. Here are ways to be the success you want to be. How important is it to be the best? Competition is fun. Right? That is to say; it pushes…

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Leaders, Are You Burning Up (Anger) or Burning Out (Exhaustion)? Here’s What To Do.

By Sylvia Lafair | July 28, 2021

Summary: As a leader do you shout out your anger or shut it down? Either way can be costly to your health. Soon, overwhelm causes you to shut down. Here are ways to turn your anger inside out and move past the extremes to more effective ways of working together. The energy of anger is…

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Stress Can’t Be Prevented, Yet You Can Tone It Down

By Sylvia Lafair | July 21, 2021

Summary: Do you want to break the hold stress has on your life? Are there ways to be happier, healthier, and more productive? Can you find the courage to gain resilience and hold up under pressure? Are you ready to learn new methods on how to prevent stress? Or at least to meet challenges head-on?…

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A New Perspective About Leadership and BURNOUT

By Sylvia Lafair | July 14, 2021

How do you know if you are on the path to burnout? As a leader, what do you do when stress hits the hot button? What is burnout anyway? What do you do when you are the one in charge? Above all, burnout doesn’t happen overnight. The signs show up little by little. Therefore, I…

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Critical Thinking: Three Leadership Skills Examples For Great Decisions

By Sylvia Lafair | July 6, 2021

Here are three leadership skills examples you can use to effectively approach problem-solving and make better decisions. Above all, it’s about critical thinking. Question: Who is one of the most critical thinkers of all time? Yup, It’s Albert Einstein. And there he is wearing an up-to-date sweater to compliment his great hairstyle. Most importantly, he…

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Leadership: What’s Your FQ (Freedom Quotient)?

By Sylvia Lafair | June 30, 2021

Are your leadership skills enough to keep you feeling free in your life? The importance of celebrating independence day got me thinking. For example, the red, white, and blue flag, and the POW of celebratory fireworks brought to mind Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Hamilton. Above all, I wondered, is it possible to truly feel free…