Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi: People-Pleaser

Dear Dr. Mimi: We have some potential big opportunities at work, and as the manager, I wanted to be inclusive so I asked for ideas from everyone. The problem is that some of their proposals clash with each other. Furthermore, we have a deadline, and some associates are taking too long to submit their ideas. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: The Grinch

Dear Dr. Mimi: One of my supervisors is flirting and developing a relationship with one of my co-workers, and their behaviors are getting less and less professional. I don’t want to be a Grinch, but company policy strictly prohibits intimate relations in the workplace. The supervisor is in a higher position than my co-worker, and […]

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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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