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10 reasons Why Parents MUST Be in Charge of Stress Management at Home

By Sylvia Lafair | August 14, 2023

Summary: Parents who see the advantage of learning to keep stress in “the safe stress zone” can then take proactive steps to reduce stress at home and teach their children better-coping mechanisms. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I need a more effective way to handle the conflicts and yelling at home. My children are fine and fun…

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The Power of Storytelling in Leadership: Building Stronger Relationships at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | August 8, 2023

Summary: Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to connect with employees and foster a positive work environment. Here we explore why leaders should tell their stories first when engaging with employees. This practice can dramatically improve relationships at work. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I was in a difficult meeting with one of my Senior…

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Charles Barkley’s Remarkable Revelation: A Leader’s Journey of Forgiveness and Redemption

By Sylvia Lafair | August 2, 2023

Summary: In a candid interview on the CBS 60 Minutes program, legendary NBA player Charles Barkley shared a deeply personal story. Barkley’s emotional journey transformed his perspective on pivotal figures from his past and taught valuable lessons. Here we explore how Barkley’s experience offers profound insights for leaders to harness in their growth and development…

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Mastering Critical Thinking: A Guide for Leaders

By Sylvia Lafair | July 26, 2023

Summary: Critical thinking is a fundamental skill for effective leadership. Top leaders think clearly and rationally, analyze and evaluate information, and make sound judgments and decisions. Here is what to know, what matters. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am a great leader. I’m not bragging. I know what I know. For example, I am great at…

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Understanding the Impact of Stress on Parents

By Sylvia Lafair | July 25, 2023

Summary: There are profound effects of stress on parents. Through enlightening stories and insightful quotes, I aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of stress and its consequences, empowering parents to take control of their well-being. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I do not want to look back on my career as a leader at work and as…

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Parents as Leaders: 10 Reasons Parents MUST Learn to Handle Stress at Home

By Sylvia Lafair | July 18, 2023

Summary: Stress responses are first learned at home. Parents, as leaders, are the first ones who can make a difference. Here are some ways to rethink your methods for getting into “the safe stress zone.” Dear Dr. Sylvia, The world, these days, is filled with extremes. There is either too much of something or too…

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Connecting the Dots: From Family Wounds and Workplace Woes to Professional Success

By Sylvia Lafair | July 17, 2023

Summary: Many top leadership experts now acknowledge how family patterns appear at work. Here is what some respected educators are saying to help you see the connection from the past to the present. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I want to bring you and your team into our company for leadership training as part of our mental…

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Unleash the Power of Patterns: A Revolutionary Approach to Unleashing Collaboration

By Sylvia Lafair | July 10, 2023

Summary: This is a great time to learn and absorb new concepts about relationships at work. Now you can prepare for third and fourth-quarter success without excessive stress. Summer discounts are available. Dear Dr. Sylvia, My team and I are ready to tackle the relationship side of working together this summer. Since it is already…

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The Power of Patterns: How to Unlock The Power and Potential for Growth and Development

By Sylvia Lafair | July 6, 2023

Summary: How can you, as a leader, navigate through challenges and foster growth and development? How to let go of anxiety and burnout? The answer lies in understanding and harnessing the power of patterns. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have been researching why so many of us repeat and repeat what we do, whether it works or…

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Adapting and Thriving  as a Leader in These Uncertain Times

By Sylvia Lafair | June 28, 2023

Summary: The global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2022 has undoubtedly reshaped the world and significantly impacted various aspects of society, including leadership. Here we look at how leadership has evolved in response to the challenges posed by the pandemic. This in-depth blog explores how leadership development has changed post-pandemic and provides valuable insights for leaders seeking…

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The Ultimate Stress Mastery Handbook for Parents as Leaders: Conquer Stress and Thrive

By Sylvia Lafair | June 22, 2023

Summary: Once one becomes a parent, a roller coaster comes with the territory. It can be fun, scary, anxiety-producing, and challenging. Parents are often overwhelmed by stress and its detrimental effects on their well-being and family dynamics. Here are some ideas from the handbook, a companion to “Invisible Stress.” Dear Dr. Sylvia, I know you…

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Why Psychological Safety Is Cost-Effective at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | June 14, 2023

Summary: Most twenty-first-century workplaces are rife with negativity, tension, and conflict, with enormous costs ranging from decreased productivity to lawsuits. Here are some ideas on developing psychological safety and making positive cultural changes. Dear Dr. Sylvia, The complaining at work about too little time and too much to do is getting old. I have team…