Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

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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Make the Most Out of Meetings!

Meetings are often dreaded and seen as a waste of time. Here are some guidelines to make them better! Send out an agenda ahead of time. Doing so allows people to think about what is going to be discussed. You will get better ideas and conversations because people will be prepared. Don’t call a meeting […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi- Dealing with Underpay & Undervalue

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work in my family’s business. I am married and have two children. Because of COVID, my family wants me to take a cut in my salary. I don’t get the salary, nor the respect, I could earn elsewhere. In fact, I am certain that I can get at least as much […]

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