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Patterns of Behavior

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Patterns of Behavior

Written by Tony Mussari
Edited by Kitch Loftus-Mussari
Copyright 2012
Mussari-Loftus Associates
All Rights Reserved
The Face of America Project

Once people become pattern aware, it is virtually impossible to revert to old, self-serving behavior. Sylvia Lafair


For the past three months, I have been producing America at Its Best commentaries for Marty Wolff’s Business Builders Show. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about people who are doing things to help entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Our commentary this week focused on the work Sylvia Lafair is doing to improve workplace productivity. It is included here because it provides another insight into America at its best?

When I think about America at its best, I think about change, growth and transformation.

When I listen to Sylvia Lafair talk about life and leadership in corporate America, I hear the caring, creative and thoughtful voice of an expert who has done her best to help people reach their best.

Her message is compelling, genuine and interesting:

1. We are what we see, hear and do in our childhood;

2. We react to stressful situations at work with patterns of behavior we learned in our family;

3. Often times these patterns produce negative results and diminish trust;

4. These patterns can be changed with observation, understanding and transformation;

5. The Drama Queen or King can become a storyteller. The Avoider can become a resolver of conflict. The Overachiever can become an affirmer.

Essentially, it’s all about helping, empowering and serving the best interest of the other person, and that makes good things happen for the company or business.

Dr. Sylvia LaFair is many things, an accomplished businesswoman, an award winning author, and a respected therapist, all significant accomplishments to be sure.

Far more important, however, is her message of belonging, change, community, hope, and redemption, because that is the message of America at its best.

You can listen to other commentaries by clicking on the America At Its Best page on the home page of our website.

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