Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi: Stressy Bessy

Dear Dr. Mimi: I started this job six months ago, and my life has not slowed down since. The demands of the position have me running all over the place. A lot of last-minute tasks come up, and I have to adjust my personal life—what is left of it—to get the jobs done. My boss […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Mr. Dream Team

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am a fairly new manager, and I have recently seen various organizations start to diversify their staff. I have no problems with my current staff. In fact, we all get along and think similarly. What exactly are the benefits of making this change? How much diversity do I need for a […]

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Why Have a Board Retreat?

Board retreats can make a positive difference for your organization if they are well planned and well executed. Whenever I facilitate a Board retreat, I ask, “What are the goals of the retreat?” Here are some possible answers: Ownership of the Mission. Do your Board members really know the why and what of your organization? […]

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Taming Monkey Mind

Buddhism refers to “monkey mind” as being unsettled, restless, or confused. At work, our mind swings from one stressful topic to another, avoiding what really needs to be done. While some stressful tasks can’t be solved at work, such as a conflict at home, our mind focuses on them, causing the job at hand to […]

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Autistic Workers Can Work!

National data indicates that a majority of adults with autism can be productive employees. Their strengths include intense attention to detail, commitment to quality, creativity, excelling on repetitive tasks, lower turnover rates, honesty and loyalty.Here are suggestions that can help maximize working with them. Build a relationship with your autistic employee to understand how they […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Overworked

Dear Dr. Mimi: A co-worker of mine, with the same ranking and job title as I have, has a tendency to tell me what to do for her and often leaves her excess work on my desk for me to do, some of which I don’t even know how to handle. I want to discuss […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Low Morale

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have a physical disability, and I constantly hear my co-workers discuss this behind my back. They tend to talk about how I do less work and how I am not responsible for as much as they are. This really hurts my morale and has me thinking of quitting. The truth is […]

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Training Millennials

By 2025, more than half of the workplace will be millennials! Millennials have grown up with technology and connectivity and therefore think differently than their predecessors. We love training Millennials. Here are some tips on how to do an effective training. Be brief and concise. Microlearning helps Millennials absorb information by dividing info into understandable […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Isolated

Dear Dr. Mimi: Lately I have been feeling very isolated from everybody at work. It seems like they each have their own groups, and I am not a part of them. What steps would you suggest I take to feel more included? —Isolated Dear Isolated: My advice to you is to be accessible and proactive. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Intimidation

Dear Dr Mimi: My regional manager is very intimidating. He is constantly picking on me and yelling at me. When I am in the office, I feel uncomfortable around him. How do I address this issue without being terminated? It almost feels like he wants to get into a fight. I don’t! —Intimidated Dear Intimidated: […]

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