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    Clear the Past to Free the Future: Life Stories Spoken Out Loud Heal Wounds From Our Unresolved Racial War

    Charles sat down and wiped the perspiration from his forehead. He looked at the fifteen others in the room and could not decide if he was relieved or simply embarrassed. Finally John broke the silence by saying quietly, “We  really are all truly sorry. Thank you for your honesty and openness.” That was it. The moment Charles had been hoping for since he was a little kid. All he wanted…Read More

  2. Eileen Fischer

    The Downside of Growing Your Organizational Culture

    I was sitting having a quick dinner in Manhattan with some colleagues. The place was packed and the noise level high. Just a typical 6:30 p.m. time of workplace decompressing, after one of those typical rush and get it done days. At the table to the left we heard “No one should be forced to share as much as they do here. They think they are creating a culture of trust. It’s just a bunch of bul…Read More

  3. Puzzle Pieces

    A Vital Missing Piece of the Workplace Puzzle

    Since most of us prefer information to be fast and direct, here is the missing puzzle piece right up front: what happened in our original organization, the family, goes with us to work…whether we like it or not. When I stumbled on this counter-intuitive nugget of knowledge it changed the direction of my career to work exclusively with businesses to rethink the causes of stress related issues and…Read More

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    Is Holiday Stress Following You to Work?

    How do you get year-end work done, prepare for family gatherings and stay in a happy mood when all you want to do in the morning is pull the covers over your head? That’s a question I get asked starting the day after Halloween non-stop till New Year’s Eve becomes a dull memory in early January. Why is there so much stress and frustration during this time of tinsel and mistletoe? Is it that w…Read More

  5. Can BAD People Be Good leaders?

    When Tom was fired from his CEO position there were lots of heads shaking side to side wondering what happened. Tom was a charismatic kind of guy who was always telling funny jokes and encouraging everyone to do the best they could do. He was both cheerleader and coach. So what happened? Let’s face it. Business can be brutal at the top rungs. The rules of the jungle often apply and if it is eat …Read More

  6. Can Men Support Women at Work

    I have found LinkedIn to be a magical place to connect with some of the smartest and most pioneering individuals on the planet. Recently Ed Gurowitz, Senior Consultant at Gender Allies contacted me after seeing some of my blogs about GUTSY WOMEN LEADERS. He sent me an important post about how to create gender relationships at work. I want to thank him for reaching out and here is some of his great…Read More

  7. When Patterns of the Past Show Up in the Present

    I just finished reading a speech Vice President Joe Biden gave at Yale University. It brought tears to my eyes and I was compelled to read it again. This time I grabbed the tissue box, stopped what I was doing and sat wiping freely flowing tears away and sat looking out at the fully blossomed spring trees. Thunder was in the air and I imagined all the preparations for Beau’s funeral, all the ex…Read More

  8. Toxic Woman at Work

    Dear Dr. Sylvia, The past few weeks have been like living in a super hot hell. There have been a ton of arguments and drama, mainly because one woman wants her way and is dividing our staff (we only have 20 people working on-site). There is Team A (Suzie’s team) and Team B (my team). It is evenly split with 10 for Suzie and 10 for me, Samantha. No real work is getting done. The issues are so stu…Read More

  9. What To Do When You’ve Said Too Much

    Dear Dr. Sylvia, I read your post yesterday in Examiner.com about anger and by the time I was finished I was sad and depressed. You see, I have come to realize I have a problem with saying way more than is necessary when I get upset. At work they even sent me to an anger management class after I slammed my computer shut and stormed out saying I would probably never come back. EXCEPT I am a highly…Read More

  10. What does it mean to be a REAL Leader?

    Authenticity is a buzz word in today’s business world. All leadership development programs discuss this topic. I was thinking about being thinner, smarter, younger, and more wonderful. Nope, that is not what being authentic is about.…Read More