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Something About Me and My Book:
Sylvia Lafair, PhD, a business leadership and communications expert, and President of CEO – Creative Energy Options, Inc., a global consulting company focused on redefining leadership and optimizing workplace relationships. Dr. Lafair’s talents to make the complex simple, has revolutionized the way employees cooperate and teams collaborate.

Her award winning book “Don’t Bring It to Work” (Jossey Bass) has been ranked in the top of Amazon’s Best Selling Workplace books. Sylvia is in the process of completing her latest book, "GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change." She is often quoted as a workplace relationship expert in newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Wall Street Journal,, USA Today, Time, New York Times, as well as being on radio, webinars, television, and presenting at national conferences.

Sylvia Lafair has two business blogs: “Elegant Leadership”, and “On the Cutting Edge of Change”, and is a contributing writer in,, and, as well as other trade publications.

CEO’s flagship program, Total Leadership Connections™ utilizes the tools of PatternAware™ Leadership to help individuals understand how behavior patterns can derail success and how to transform them into productivity, purpose, and profit.

As an executive coach and leadership educator, she has 30+ years of experience with all levels of management from corporate officers of global companies to executives of non-profits, owners of leading family-owned businesses, and entrepreneurs. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

As a workshop leader or keynote speaker, Sylvia engages audiences with her natural storytelling ability. Her quick-witted humor, charisma, and energy are infectious and her knowledge gives substance and depth to all presentations. Her thought-provoking messages leave audiences with information to take back to the office and immediately put into practice.

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Asking the Right Questions in Leadership

How often do you ask for what you want? Better yet, do you get what you ask for? We as women have a module on the power and importance of asking for what you want. It usually brings up lots of memories of being a “good girl” as a kid, or of hearing parents say “it’s not polite to ask, just wait till you are given”.

Most women are hesitant, you can translate that to compliant; to be pleasers rather than truth tellers.

It is a pattern handed from generation to…


Posted on July 7, 2011 at 10:56am

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