Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

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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How to Keep Interns Engaged!

Internships provide real-world experience and knowledge for students. Organizations often use internships as precursors to hiring and as an extra set of hands. It is a mutually beneficial arrangement. When interns are engaged, they are more productive and motivated. Here are some ways to keep your interns engaged: Provide a clear job description during the […]

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Leading a Diverse Workplace

Today’s workplace is increasingly diverse. Differences in age, race, background, religion, culture, and gender brings many different viewpoints and ideas to the table. While these changes are typically positive, diversity can be challenging for leaders to manage. You may have team members who are not be used to working with people who are different from […]

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Self-Confidence vs. Self-Compassion

If you ask people how they wish they could improve, many will say “having more self-confidence.” When we are in a new environment or around new people, we are told to “Be or at least act confident,” and everything will be okay. A sort of “Fake it until you make it” strategy. And so self-confidence […]

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Nonprofit Change – Answer These Questions!

As in any organization, when nonprofits go through change, it’s important to answer specific questions to ensure a positive outcome. Here are some of the necessary questions that need answers. -Why do we want to do something different? What’s working? What’s not? -Who instigated the idea of changes? Are you listening to the noisy few […]

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2-4-6-8 Show That You Appreciate!

Appreciation goes a long way in motivating, building relationships, and encouraging positive morale. Here are just a few ways you can show coworkers and employees you appreciate them! Say thank you. Something as simple as a thank you can make all the difference in turning around someone’s day or helping ensure their hard work has […]

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Dear Dr.Mimi

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am thinking of taking a position with a competitor similar to my current job. I signed a yearlong noncompete agreement when I started with my current employer. I am working primarily on commission. How enforceable is the agreement? I would really like to bring my contacts with me. —Tempted Dear Tempted: […]

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Dear Dr.Mimi

Dear Dr.Mimi: I recently started a new job, but have found that despite being more than qualified (and perhapsmore qualified than most of them), my co-workers seem to look down on me because I am much younger than many of them. How can I help them to understand that I am qualified and ready to […]

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7 Tips to Combat Loneliness at Work!

Loneliness in the workplace is an epidemic. Why are leaders unaware of this? Because the lonely individual often thinks that they are the only ones feeling this way and they don’t express their concerns. Workplace loneliness needs to be taken seriously. Feelings of loneliness and isolation leads to lower productivity, lack of motivation, depression, poor […]

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