Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

What Does Dr. Mimi Really Do???

People often ask me, “What exactly do you do?” I say, “I’m a psychologist that specializes in the workplace.” I still get curious looks! I realize that my background is different. I have a doctorate in Psychology, and a doctoral minor in Management from the Business School at UF. I have spent my career working […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Hurt

Dear Dr. Mimi: My co-worker and I and our husbands have been friends for years, and we go out to dinner together weekly. Last week, my husband and I canceled. She seemed fine until I saw her in the office. When I asked if everything was all right, she blew up on me about canceling […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Raise Needed

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have heard talk that several co-workers received raises in the past couple of months. I haven’t been approached about a raise, yet I do double the work. I stay later and arrive earlier than my co-workers and am one of the only employees to always submit my reviews on time. My […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Insecure?

Dear Dr. Mimi: My boss keeps asking me why I don’t apply for a higher position. It is because I know that I’m not smart. I do work extremely hard and seem to do fine where I am. Thankfully, I had a mentor when I got this job. I lack confidence and fear it will […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Clock-Watcher

Dear Dr. Mimi: Is it illegal for me to clock in for work but not actually work? The last few days, I’ll clock in, but just sit at my desk. I play on my phone, check the clock periodically and clock out at my given time. I know it’s wrong, but I can’t bring myself […]

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You Must and Can Improve!

Throughout your life, you have acquired skills, abilities, and knowledge from your education, job, social situations, and experiences. These may include leadership, confidence, technology, teamwork, and, most importantly, the ability to learn. To advance in today’s world, you must both acquire new skills and improve the ones you have. First, recognize the skills that you […]

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SMART Goals Are NOT Enough

Whether you are starting a business, losing weight, or working toward a promotion, standard wisdom for achieving these is to set a SMART goal that’s Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timed. SMART goals can be effective for small goals, but for the big ones, it is important to have an emotional connection with and a […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Frustrated?

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have an employee who usually reports sick about two days per month, but she is a really good worker and manages to meet her goals. Should I fire her? —Frustrated Dear Frustrated: Once every 10 working days is a lot. But if she is as good as you say, keep her. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Shocked?

Dear Dr. Mimi: My boss sent an email about me to our whole company stating they need someone to do my job. I want to respond to let him know I saw it. How can I do this without causing issues? —Shocked Dear Shocked: Before you let him know that you know, I would start […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Bothered?

Dear Dr. Mimi: One of my co-workers frequently shares her personal problems with me and other co-workers. A lot of her issues appear to arise from a distorted view of reality, and she is very negative. When we advise her to see certain problems from a different perspective, she gets defensive. Her daily woes often […]

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