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Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 26, 2021

Dear Dr Sylvia, I have been reading a lot about emotional intelligence recently. My first question is, ‘what is emotional intelligence?’ Actually, I think it is about the capacity to control and express oneself and handle interpersonal relationships with ease, Am I right? I think so. Therefore, I would love to hear your answer to…

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Who Handles ANGER Better, Males Or Females?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 8, 2021

Does anger win, or do you? Do you ever stop long enough to think about anger? When you feel that red hot flame of upset that start in your gut? Then it soon finds its way to your mouth. Will you react with shouts ? Or swallow you rage and walk away as fast as…

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Can’t Decide? Yes, No, Maybe? Here’s What To Do

By Sylvia Lafair | March 6, 2021

How to decide what to decide. Do you get all tangled up inside when you have to make a big decision? Or even a small one? For instance, “The tie comes in blue, red or leopard print. Which do I get?” Another example, “Is hotel A or B best for our summer vacation? Wait, what…

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Crack the Code on Stress Once and Forever

By Sylvia Lafair | March 5, 2021

Does being told “Just relax” make you even more stressed out? You can’t seem to hit the target and get your life working the way you want. Does the effect of today’s upsets keep you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Are you stressing out because your worries are so strong they cause a lack of focus,…

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How Do We Help The Men (or should we?)

By Sylvia Lafair | March 3, 2021

Dear Dr. Sylvia, My question: Are we leaving the men behind? First, let me explain. I must hire a new marketing manager for my company.  To clarify, here is why I am writing to you. Firstly, my company has been top-heavy with strong, competent men. Secondly, we wanted to create a more equal opportunity organization.…

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Conflict Competence: The Answer to Your Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | February 25, 2021

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

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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3 Mental Health Methods Proven to Master Conflict

By Sylvia Lafair | February 24, 2021

Become conflict competent. Yes…even if you argue and complain, you can learn to stop excessive upset. Become a conflict-competent leader. Here’s how to do it. Dear Dr. Sylvia,  My mental health is going down the drain. Consequently, I become nasty. Yes, I even scare myself of how I act, much of the time. As a…

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Office Romance Stress: What’s Love Got To Do With It? (Plus: A FUN Quiz)

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021

Office romance stress? I’ve seen it ALL before. Here’s my advice… Dear Dr. Sylvia, I always thought I loved complexity and challenges in my life. That is to say, I’m not sure anymore. Why? To clarify, here’s what’s going on and I need some good advice. Looking for love in the wrong places? Above all,…

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How to Transform: What Leaders Can Learn From a Lobster

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021

Knowing how to transform doesn’t always come easy. Here is my advice, borrowed from some of our crustaceous friends in the sea… Dear Dr. Sylvia, My life is so confining. Therefore, I want to explore the world. However, till now it’s obviously not been the right time. As a result, I feel like I have…

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What Does It Mean To Be A Boss? It’s not just what you were taught in school

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021

#leadership #conflict resolution # team development Dear Dr. Sylvia, Above all, you can congratulate me. You’ll learn why I deserve a standing ovation in a minute. On the other hand, you can hand me a box of tissues and let me bring on the tears. Never mind, I don’t cry much. However, mostly I desire…

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Reaping the Rewards of Giving and Getting

By Sylvia Lafair | December 23, 2020

Dear All, During times of complexity and confusion, there are always stories of growth and transformation. They are great lessons to take into your life. As a result, this is the focus of today’s post. Leadership skills during tough times In other words, it’s about how to be the best leader you can be during…

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