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Setting the Stage for GLIMMERS to GREATNESS: Illuminating the Leader’s Path

By Sylvia Lafair | March 20, 2024

Summary: Leadership stands as the cornerstone of progress, innovation, and transformation. The journey from glimmers of potential to the heights of greatness is one that countless leaders embark upon, each with unique challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned along the way. In this dynamic environment, where change is constant, and complexities abound, the need for effective…

Senior Leaders as Serfs vs. Being Colleagues: Redefining Organizational Dynamics

By Sylvia Lafair | March 18, 2024

Summary: Senior leaders often oscillate between two starkly different paradigms in business culture and hierarchical structures: serfdom and collegiality. These paradigms encapsulate contrasting approaches to leadership, shaping the organizational atmosphere and the workforce’s efficiency and morale. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am part of a highly functioning executive team. However, our CEO treats us like worker…

The Curious Leader: Unveiling the Path to Success

By Sylvia Lafair | March 13, 2024

Summary: Two words open a world of exploration for all leaders and emerging leaders. Imagine only two words for more new ideas, products, and services. Join me as we open new paths to next-level success. Dear Dr. Sylvia, My team is talking about innovation, yet no new ideas are surfacing. They are stuck in old…

Glimmers to Greatness: Illuminate Your Leadership Brilliance

By Sylvia Lafair | March 11, 2024

Summary: The journey from potential to greatness is often marked by subtle signals and tiny sparks of brilliance. When recognized and harnessed, they can illuminate the path to extraordinary success. Let’s explore the art of turning possibilities into profound achievements. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am impressed with your writing about how small glimmers can lead…

The Transformative Power of a GLIMMER

By Sylvia Lafair | March 6, 2024

Unleashing Leadership Potential Dear Dr. Sylvia, I want to leave my present job. It makes no sense! I am paid well and have great relationships with most of my colleagues. However, my dream was to become a physician, and here I am, a lawyer! “How did that happen?” you ask. Back then, I needed to…

Navigating Workplace Dilemmas: Unraveling the “He Said/She Said/They Said” Conundrum

By Sylvia Lafair | March 4, 2024

Summary: Let’s explore the complexities of the “He Said/She Said/They Said” mismatched stories at work. I want to shed light on potential consequences and offer strategies to address and prevent such scenarios. Dear Dr. Sylvia, We had three excellent employees resign in the past month. They all had the same frustration. There was a promise…

Embracing Diversity: Barbra Streisand’s Insightful AFTA Award Speech

By Sylvia Lafair | February 29, 2024

Summary: Barbra Streisand, an iconic figure in the entertainment industry, shed light on this crucial topic during her acceptance speech at the SAG-AFTA (American Film and Television Awards). Streisand’s words resonated far beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, emphasizing the transformative impact that diversity can have on society as a whole. Dear Dr. Sylvia,…

Diversity Training Dilemmas: Unraveling the Controversies

By Sylvia Lafair | February 27, 2024

Summary: Diversity training has been a cornerstone of organizational development in recent years, aiming to foster inclusive workplace cultures. However, a growing number of companies are now questioning or even discontinuing their diversity training programs. Here are the reasons behind this trend. Dear Dr. Sylvia, My frustration is about cutting our diversity program for this…

The Enduring Echo: Tracing the Progression of Guns in Our Obsessed Culture

By Sylvia Lafair | February 21, 2024

Summary: When did we become so obsessed with guns? The relationship between society and firearms has become a topic of increasing concern and interest. Many of my clients have horrific stories about how guns have impacted their lives, often over generations. What is the answer to “why can’t we all get along?” Dear All, The…

Navigating Growth: Where are You on the 7 Stages of Business Development?

By Sylvia Lafair | February 19, 2024

Summary: The journey from startup to mature organization is an exhilarating and challenging adventure. Many startups aspire to evolve into mature entities, but only a select few successfully navigate the complexities of growth. Let’s explore critical stages that can help your company transition smoothly to become a mature organization. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am the…

Unmasking the Illusion: The Pitfalls of Quick Fixes in Executive and Life Coaching

By Sylvia Lafair | February 14, 2024

Summary: The demand for quick solutions and instant gratification is more prevalent than ever. While the promise of simple answers and rapid results may seem appealing, a closer look reveals a lack of lasting impact in many coaching approaches. Here’s why they often fail to create sustainable, transformative change. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Over the years,…

Combating Workplace Challenges: Silence is the Enemy

By Sylvia Lafair | February 12, 2024

Summary: Let’s explore why silence is the enemy at work. Did you ever wonder why so many competent individuals ignore that silent elephant in the room rather than speak out to be heard? Here’s the route to heightened workplace satisfaction. Dear Dr. Sylvia, As the head of a very creative and competent team, I thought…

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