Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi: Creativity Block

Dear Dr. Mimi: Being creative and developing solutions is a large part of what I do in my career, but I’m finding that when I have deadlines fast-approaching, no matter how long I sit at my desk and try, I can’t think of creative solutions and ideas! What can I do? —Stumped Dear Stumped: A […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Middleman

Dear Dr. Mimi: Two of my colleagues are in the middle of a dispute, and since I know both participants well, I feel like I’m getting in the middle of things. They both have some legitimate issues and are blaming each other for the situation. I am constantly hearing each side of the argument, and […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Stumped

Dear Dr. Mimi: Being creative and developing solutions is a large part of what I do in my career, but I’m finding that when I have deadlines fast-approaching, no matter how long I sit at my desk and try, I can’t think of creative solutions and ideas! What can I do? —Stumped Dear Stumped: A […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Middleman

Dear Dr. Mimi: Two of my colleagues are in the middle of a dispute, and since I know both participants well, I feel like I’m getting in the middle of things. They both have some legitimate issues and are blaming each other for the situation. I am constantly hearing each side of the argument, and […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Mundane Mondays

Dear Dr. Mimi: Recently, I have been losing motivation for my job. I do the same tasks over and over, which makes the work seem mundane and pointless. I have seen my performance slow down as a result, and I am not sure what to do! How can I get excited about a job that […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Daily Distractions

Dear Dr. Mimi: I’m having a hard time focusing at work, as the co-worker who sits across from me is very noisy. He talks in a loud voice and bangs things around! I don’t want to be rude and confront him, but I’m having a hard time getting things done, and I can see my […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: I Feel Stuck

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have been working at my current position for several years and feel as if I am being passed by for promotions. I don’t want to be rude, but how can I make it clear to my employer than I am interested in moving forward with the company? —Stuck Dear Stuck: The […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Confidence

Dear Dr. Mimi: Today, I began a new role at my workplace, and I have found that my lack of experience in the role has left me lacking confidence as well. I am afraid my lack of confidence will be noticed by my employer and co-workers. What can I do to gain confidence without the […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Political Peace of Mind

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have become frustrated at work, as my colleagues spend much of the time arguing and talking about politics and other issues that are not at all work-related. It frustrates me, and takes me away from my focus and productivity, but I don’t know how to ask them to stop! I also […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Say No to Negativity

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am currently working in a group with a co-worker who, despite my best effort, is negative about everything! She seems unhappy with her position, and I’m starting to wonder if she is unhappy with my work as well! What can I do to address this problem? —No Negativity Dear No Negativity: […]

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