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In Pursuit of Excellence: 2024 Is THE Year for Professional and Personal Well-being

By Sylvia Lafair | December 24, 2023

Dear All, Firstly, my hope and wish for 2024 to be a year of new beginnings. The dawn of 2024 invites us all to transcend the ordinary, inspire innovation, and forge new paths. This means we can create positive power that resonates far into the year. Next, that means less unnecessary conflict and division. Isn’t…

Leading with Positivity: A Guide for Cultivating Success in the New Year

By Sylvia Lafair | December 24, 2023

Summary: As leaders, the start of a new year provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past and set the tone for the future. One key aspect to focus on is fostering a positive organizational culture that propels your teams toward success. Here are some actionable strategies for leaders to kickstart the new year…

Keep the Flame of Leadership Burning: Nurture Meaning and Unity in Today’s World

By Sylvia Lafair | December 20, 2023

Summary: In a world that seems to have lost its way, preparing today’s leaders for tomorrow’s challenges is imperative. Here are guidelines to inspire leaders toward a path of purpose and positive collaboration. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have been a leader in a well-established organization for over ten years. Sadly, I am shocked at the…

Last Minute Tips: How Leaders Can Elevate Holiday Celebrations During This Tense Year

By Sylvia Lafair | December 18, 2023

Summary: The holiday season usually brings joy, togetherness, and celebration. As a leader, creating a positive atmosphere at work boosts morale and strengthens team bonds. Let’s explore ways leaders can help their staff celebrate the holidays at work, fostering a positive and inclusive environment. Dear Dr. Sylvia, The holiday season has been a challenge this…

Leadership Lessons: Navigating the Fine Line Between “Free Speech” and “Responsible Free Speech”

By Sylvia Lafair | December 14, 2023

Summary: Free speech has taken on new dimensions in the past decade. While the freedom to express oneself is a cornerstone of democratic societies, it’s crucial to understand the distinction between “free speech” and “responsible free speech.” Let’s explore the nuances of terms for individuals and organizations aiming to strike a balance. Dear Dr. Sylvia,…

Learning from Taylor Swift: How Emotional Intelligence Can Empower Meghan Markle and Others

By Sylvia Lafair | December 11, 2023

Summary: Emotional intelligence is a valuable skill that transcends industries and professions. We can learn much from those who navigate fame with grace and authenticity. Here, we explore how Taylor Swift, the globally celebrated pop sensation, shows the importance of emotional intelligence and its impact on personal and professional growth. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have…

Strategies for Leaders: Attain Zenith Balance Point

By Sylvia Lafair | December 6, 2023

Summary: Zenith—the perfect balance between the fiery passion of Red Hots and the cool composure of Ice Colds—is an art that can propel teams to unprecedented success. Here are practical strategies for leaders to navigate the delicate dance toward Zenith. Dear Dr Sylvia, I know you think each of us needs to become the best…

Bridge Builders: Connecting Generations in Leadership for a Stronger Tomorrow

By Sylvia Lafair | December 4, 2023

Summary: The synergy between different generations fosters innovation, growth, and sustained success. Let’s explore the role of “Bridge Builders” — individuals who actively work to connect generations in leadership, creating a dynamic and inclusive environment that benefits everyone involved. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Why do older people at work talk so much? They go on and…

The Art of Achieving Zenith Leadership

By Sylvia Lafair | November 29, 2023

Summary: In the dynamic realm of leadership, finding the equilibrium between the passionate “Red Hots” and the composed “Ice Colds” is a delicate art. Striking this balance fosters a harmonious work environment and propels teams toward unparalleled success. Dear Dr. Sylvia, My boss is a red hot mess! For example, she yells and makes ugly…

Turn Adversaries into Allies: How Your Enemies Can Become Your Greatest Teachers

By Sylvia Lafair | November 28, 2023

Summary: We often encounter adversaries who challenge us, push our boundaries, and sometimes make our paths seem arduous. However, what if we could shift our perspective and view these adversaries not as obstacles but valuable teachers? Here, we explore the profound idea that your enemies can be your most incredible instructors, guiding you toward personal…

Breaking the Mold: Embracing Change at Home and In the Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair | November 22, 2023

Summary: In the ever-evolving landscape of life, individuals must recognize and challenge outdated behaviors that hinder personal and collective growth. Too often, people find themselves trapped in a cycle of repetitive actions that stifle creativity, hinder collaboration, and impede progress. It’s time to break free from the chains of outdated habits and embrace change for…

Thanksgiving 2023: How to Navigate for a Favorable Time with Family

By Sylvia Lafair | November 20, 2023

Summary: Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is a high-stress time for most people? Think of it this way. Family dynamics can be as diverse as the food on the table. Navigating family interactions during this holiday requires a delicate balance of understanding, communication, and patience. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I need help with the right…

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