Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Violated?

Dear Dr. Mimi: Is it wrong for my boss to go through my work email? I sometimes use it for personal stuff. I know she reviews it because she will mention something that she could only know checking my email. —Violated Dear Violated: Many organizations have you sign an agreement that your email can be […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Too Much Work

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am working from home, and the hours that I am working are crazy. Does working from home mean working longer hours? —Exhausted Dear Exhausted: Only if you’re doing it wrong! How much you work should relate to the job you have or the project you are working on, not if you […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Dirty Office Problem

Dear Dr. Mimi: Our office is a mess. I mean literally!!! I don’t remember the last time anyone cleaned, dusted or vacuumed. Stuff is piled everywhere. My fellow employees know it, but the owners, who work here as well, don’t seem to notice. What should we do? —Forever Filthy Dear Forever: It’s time to let […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Is Your Coworker Too Loud?

Dear Dr. Mimi: The new person in the cubicle next to me is loud. When she is on the phone, I can hear everything she is saying, and quite frankly, it is distracting. In fact, I find myself waiting to make a call until she is off the phone. We must work together and there […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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