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Coaching Materials and Resources: Discover Modern Leadership

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Don’t Bring It to Work: Breaking the Family Patterns That Limit Success

eBook: $13.00
Genre: Business Culture

How can you get to the bottom of workplace behaviors that simply don't work for you or your organization?

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Pattern Aware Success Guide: Companion to Don’t Bring It to Work

Genre: Education & Reference

This is a daily guide that will help you increase your self-awareness and ability to be a leading force in your workplace. Use it as a daily roadmap to find the way OUT of what no longer supports your life. It will help you to strengthen your capacity to Observe, Understand and Transform patterns that you no longer need nor want.

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GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change

eBook: $5.95
Genre: Management & Leadership

Its GOOD to be GUTSY! For some of us this is easy, to speak out, take risks, stand at the leading edge of change. For most of us we need a nudge. So, this is a great book to get you started on your path to being GUTSY!

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Gutsy Success Guidebook: Companion to Award Winning

Genre: Success

The Gutsy Success Guidebook is the companion Workbook to the Award Winning GUTSY

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Unique: How Story Sparks Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

eBook: $5.95
Genre: Business Culture

WE ARE ALL UNIQUE AND CONNECTED Everyone has a back story. Everyone. Most of us put on a mask or hide behind a shield and keep our stories hidden. Not anymore.

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Invisible Stress: It's NOT What YOU Think!

eBook: $5.95
Genre: Business Culture

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Five Leadership Development Lessons: Taking the OUCH from Office Politics

eBook: $5.95
Genre: Human Resources

Break the Cycle of repeating the same old ways of communicating and learn to use the power of dialogue to prevent conflicts and produce cooperation. Talking together is the foundation of working together.

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The 21st Century GUTSY Heroine’s Journey: How to Transform Chaos and Conflict to Calmness and Collaboration

eBook: $4.99
Genre: Motivational

Each person’s journey is both unique and similar. Follow our Heroines’ stories in this book to help you as you travel the uncharted territory of finding what really matters in your life.

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Leadership Quotes: Bumper Stickers for the Brain

Genre: Quotations

Quotes are really there to get you to think in new ways. These are the ones that seemed to jump from the pages and pages of quotes that I was looking at for this book.

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Working Together: Producing Synergy by Honoring Diversity

Genre: Business Culture

Working Together gathers some of the best writing on working with diversity. This anthology honors a multiplicity of viewpoints as part of a larger evolutionary shift in expanding the planet's consciousness.

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Leadership Webinar Communication Series

Discover new ways to effectively handle old problems in the workplace.

Use these webinar and communication videos to get a core understanding of effective communication, conflict transformation, essentials of coaching, and office politics.

Do all or choose one that you need right now.

Webinar: Get the But Out Of Your Yes

We talk all the time and don’t really think about what we say. This webinar elevates your communication skills by preparing you to ask the right questions at the right time. Get away from ‘communication addictions,’ the habit of repeating favorite words over and over that trap you.

You will gain an understanding of how the power of language affects your body and stress.

Webinar: Give Change a Chance

How often does change occur in your business? How do you prepare for change, or do you have a plan? This educational video will help you lead the different personality types within your organization, through all the changes that are inevitable.

Webinar: The Chemistry of Coaching

Take time to explore your career and relationships. A thriving career often comes from having a great guide or mentor… especially when blind spots make you swerve off the path to success. Sylvia’s best advice is to GET ALL THE HELP YOU CAN.

Some of the best help is with a certified coach. That is someone who has done his/her own personal and professional work and knows what it is like to feel the pain of defeat and the pride of the win.

What do you look for in a coach? Honestly, the same things you look for in a mate (well, almost). You want integrity, compassion, interest, intelligence, and an ear to bend when the going gets rough.

This video will help you determine:

  • 1 The best questions to ask when searching for the perfect coach
  • 2 Why you must make sure the coach can go back to the past and not just start with today
  • 3 When it’s time to graduate from your coaching sessions

Webinar: Communicate to Captivate

Success over the long-term means more than letting your work speak for itself. YOU must speak for your work. It’s not about speaking over someone, tooting your own horn, or waiting to be polite. It’s about the words and phrases that will capture attention and captivate the listener.

This video will give you some techniques to communicate, captivate, and convince!

Build your communication skills:

  • 1 Express your ideas powerfully and comfortably
  • 2 Engage your colleagues with the creativity of the story
  • 3 Enter into vital dialogues with the right words
  • 4 Encourage others to align with you

Webinar: Transforming Conflict to Collaboration

High performing teams and families are always able to debate, disagree, and dispute. It’s when there is avoidance and denial that conflict gets swept under the rug, tensions fire up, and anger erupts.

When healthy conflict methods are learned then you’re able to listen to divergent points of view to make better decisions.

In this video, you will gain tools to:

  • 1 Manage the emotional climate of your team (or family)
  • 2 Maintain healthy listening and talking boundaries
  • 3 Make and implement hard decisions in a timely manner
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Practice Safe Stress... For Your Health

What happens to you when things are not going your way? Do you hide under the covers and become a zombie? Or do you hit the “yell button” and let the whole world know you do not like what is happening? Read this and learn to move from either “Zombieville” or “Freakoutville” to the smooth highway of Safe Stress. For leadership development and executive coaching, this gives you the skinny on how to handle your emotions at work and then bring what you learn home. You will be better off for it.

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How to Speak Genderly

Did you ever wonder what happens to the words that come out of your mouth and go into someone else’s ears? How many times have you said “that’s not what I meant to say?” Or how many times have you said “What are you talking about?” Men and women react differently to stimulus words and the more you can use the right words at the right time the more your leadership skills will soar. This sets you in the right direction for healthy and meaningful conversations. This stops office politics in its tracks.

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7 Ways to Successful Group Dynamics

The days of the solo hero or heroine are over. If you really sit and think about it, we really are all connected and no one wins unless we all do. What a great motto for a work team who wants to be the best in the company. This paper gives you the 7 core ways that teams need to cooperate, learn to listen to each other, and respond with accountability. These dynamics have been successful in team building activities around the world. After all, the essence of every team is a group of individuals who would prefer to succeed and that means doing it together.

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Can you remember the first time you were a participant in the Gotcha’ Game? For most of us, it was when we were kids either with our siblings or at school. Many of us became masters at this type of one-up-man-ship activity. Problem is that at work, it lowers productivity and destroys trust. Learn how you can be a leader in stopping this dreaded game before it becomes toxic. Leaders who know what to look for can stop GOTCHA in its tracks, build trust, and foster collaboration that leads to loyalty and team accountability. More effective communication leads to less office politics.

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No Problems Here!

There is a great yet sad scene in the film “Titanic” where the captain of the biggest, most modern ship of the era suggests that a slight turn near an iceberg is all that is needed… until crunch! This is just like those at work who nod their heads in disbelief and say, “There were no signs that anything was wrong,” (Enron anyone?) except the signs are always there. This paper will help you know what to say to a denier or make you look at yourself in the mirror to see if this is one of your own patterns and what to do about it. This is a key behavior pattern that can destroy unless it is transformed.

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How can you get to the bottom of workplace behaviors that simply don’t work for you or your organization? Don’t Bring It to Work explores what happens when patterns originally created to cope with family conflicts are unleashed in the workplace? This groundbreaking book draws on the success of Sylvia Lafair’s PatternAware program Total Leadership Connections.

Throughout the book, she shows how to break the cycle of pattern repetition and offers the tools that can turn unhealthy family baggage into creative energy that will foster better workplace associations and career success. Lafair identifies the 13 most common patterns that correspond to characters familiar to anyone who has ever worked in an office: Super Achiever, Rebel, Persecutor, Victim, Rescuer, Clown, Martyr, Splitter, Procrastinator, Drama Queen or King, Pleaser, Denier, and Avoider.

To help overcome destructive behavior problems, she maps out the three main steps for becoming aware of patterns and finding the way OUT:

  • 1 Observe your behavior to discern underlying patterns.
  • 2 Understand and probe deeper to discover the origins of these patterns.
  • 3 Transform your behavior by taking action to change.

The book includes a wealth of real-life anecdotes and practical, workbook-style exercises that clearly show how anyone can get beyond old, outmoded attempts at conflict resolution and empower themselves to make profound differences both at work and in their personal lives.