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Can You Reboot Your OLS? Hint: That’s Your Overall Life Satisfaction.

By Sylvia Lafair | June 15, 2021

Dear Dr. Sylvia, Someone said that going out to a ball game, dinner, or shopping without masks feels weird. Like like coming out of the 20-year sleep of Rip Van Winkle. To clarify, if you don’t know about Van Winkle, let me tell you. He’s the main character in a fictional story by Washington Irving,…

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Leadership in Times of Stress and Change

By Sylvia Lafair | June 8, 2021

Do you, as a leader, work under intense pressure? My guess is, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Here’s what to do. Leadership need a clear vision to not collide with stress For example, can you keep your employees aligned on vision, mission, and results? Or is conflict higher than ever? To clarify, what happens…

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How Leaders Increase Work and Personal Productivity With Less Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | June 2, 2021

New discussions are popping, indicating leadership is not just about business anymore. It never really was. Conversations now address life’s purpose. Here is how you can decrease stress, increase productivity, and be confident in your decisions. Can you really balance the work-home conundrum? Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have been so comfortable working from home. I…

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YOU and The Benefits of EUSTRESS (Yes, it’s a real word)

By Sylvia Lafair | May 25, 2021

It’s time to break the hold stress has on your life. As a result, you can become happier, healthier, and more productive. Consequently, there is one type of stress that is actually good for you. In other words, stress can be good. Get the benefits of eustress. Who knew? Let’s hear it for GOOD STRESS. …

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Your Mental Health and Burnout

By Sylvia Lafair | May 12, 2021

Dear Dr. Sylvia, The pandemic has changed the way we talk about mental health. And that’s a good thing. Isn’t it? For example, there are more and more conversations about how to stay healthy and engage in self care. Mental Health means self-care As a result, good mental health includes quiet time for oneself, eating…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month for Leaders at Work, Home, Everywhere

By Sylvia Lafair | May 4, 2021

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? It’s a great time to spotlight effective ways to let go of over-the-top stress and anxiety. Above all, Covid has profoundly impacted people of all ages at home, school, and work. Now, more than ever, the stigma around mental health struggles needs to be addressed.…

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When Feedback Makes YOU Defensive Here’s What To Do About It

By Sylvia Lafair | April 28, 2021

From the time we arrive on the planet, we are in a constant feedback loop. Before we have verbal language to support us, we use body language. For example: cry for a diaper change or food, and someone shows up. Studies show that babies respond to the nonverbal messages from a caretaker and adjust to…

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How Perfectionists Limit Stress (at least for a short time)

By Sylvia Lafair | April 20, 2021

Do you work or live with someone who are perfectionists and want everything to be “just right?” Or perhaps you are the one who says, “Nah, it’s not ready yet. I still need to make it better.” Where, oh where, do you think that yearning to be perfect comes from? Above all, it’s from fear…

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5 Surprising Secrets Leaders Use to Stay Calm When Stress Is High

By Sylvia Lafair | April 13, 2021

Your performance as a leader is directly related to how calm you can remain when stress hits the hot button. Above all, learn various ways to keep that darn stress at bay. The only thing that won’t work is to be told, “Stay calm.” Above all, what you need to do is… something. Here’s what…

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How Successful Leaders Handle Stress and Family

By Sylvia Lafair | April 7, 2021

How do successful women do it? Did you ever think about what it means to be a grown-up and a child at the same time? In every society, once you reach a certain age, you are officially an adult. And yet, there is always that inner feeling of being someone’s little one, even if just…

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5 Ways for Leaders to Lessen Stress at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | April 1, 2021

Dear Dr. Sylvia,My boss decided that it was time for him to retire. Consequently, I am nominated to take his position. Above all, I am honored and very nervous. Yes, very nervous! Therefore, I need some help from you. Firstly, I want to take advantage of your vast knowledge of workplace relationships and your astute…

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Five Steps to a New You! ALL Year Long.

By Sylvia Lafair | April 1, 2021

Ready for a New YOU! Most importantly, don’t ever wait to ring in the new year to start creating a vision for the new you. Above all, isn’t that what most of us want? In the same vein, we are constantly striving to evolve and change. Consequently, do you start each year with a boatload…