Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi – Feeling Stifled

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work for a very small organization. I don’t want to quit, but have realized that there is nowhere to go or grow here. Yes, I may get a small annual raise, but that is about it. I am starting to feel stifled. Any suggestions? -Stuck Dear Stuck: Use this time to […]

Read More

Dear Dr. Mimi – Feeling Unappreciated

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work hard. I do good work. My coworkers even let me know that they value what I do … and my boss never says a word. In fact, he rarely even thanks me. We don’t even get annual reviews. It is so frustrating. Is there anything that I can do? -Unrecognized […]

Read More

Unconventional Leadership Strategies!

Leaders are found at every level in the organization, so no matter where you are, you can be a leader. Here are some nontraditional ideas on how to develop your leadership potential. Appreciate who you are. There always will be someone that you see as better than you. Stop wishing you were them. Embrace your […]

Read More

Dear Dr. Mimi- Non-Communicative Boss

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have had my current job for a year and I am lost. I am now working from home, and my boss thinks she is a good communicator. However, she never tells me those extra things she wants to be done and then she gets upset when I haven’t completed them. I […]

Read More

Four Imperatives for an Inclusive Workforce

There is now a renewed sense of urgency for diversity and inclusion. Lack of diversity hinders innovation, sales, and results in an organization’s struggle to attract and retain top talent. Diversity requires inclusion. Inclusion is an organization’s practice to have everyone culturally and socially accepted, welcomed, and well treated. This environment encourages everyone to voice […]

Read More

Leading in a Crisis

When a crisis occurs, it requires a leader to take a spontaneous and unplanned role to truly show leadership. During this COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly important for leaders to demonstrate responsibility, make decisions, and cope with substantial stress. Leaders demonstrate responsibility by influencing and motivating others to navigate through difficult situations. It is […]

Read More

Make the Most Out of Meetings!

Meetings are often dreaded and seen as a waste of time. Here are some guidelines to make them better! Send out an agenda ahead of time. Doing so allows people to think about what is going to be discussed. You will get better ideas and conversations because people will be prepared. Don’t call a meeting […]

Read More

Dear Dr. Mimi- Dealing with Underpay & Undervalue

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work in my family’s business. I am married and have two children. Because of COVID, my family wants me to take a cut in my salary. I don’t get the salary, nor the respect, I could earn elsewhere. In fact, I am certain that I can get at least as much […]

Read More

Dear Dr. Mimi- Dealing with Stress

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am working from home and working nonstop and longer hours due to the pandemic. As a result, I am getting more and more stressed and more and more cranky. Last night I yelled at my kids, and they really did not deserve the tongue-lashing that I gave them. I did apologize, […]

Read More

Diversity and Racism: What It Is and Why It Matters in the Workplace

Diversity means “a range of different things” and can apply to race, ethnicity, sex, religion, education, and more. Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism toward people because of their racial group. When people don’t realize that they hold a bias toward race, they may have unconscious bias, which is an automatic way of […]

Read More