Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi: Micromanaging

Dear Dr. Mimi: I think I have done a good job at hiring my employees and showing them I care about them. However, I may manage them more than I should. I worry about them, check up on them and have to hold back from helping them every step of the way. This may be […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Unheard

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work in a fairly small office, and we feel like our boss is doing her own thing. She doesn’t act like she’s on board with any of our ideas, but she doesn’t reject them, either. Recently it’s gotten so bad I don’t even think she listens to them. My co-workers and […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi, Overwhelmed at Work

Dear Dr.Mimi: I feel like my job is one messy list away from falling apart. I seem to have too much to do and not enough time to get it done. I really don’t want my lack of organization to cause me to fail. How do I know where to begin? -Overwhelmed Dear Overwhelmed: Prioritizing […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi, Personality Matters

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am looking at a person from within to fill a position that will be new to our organization. As much as they have the technical skills, it will be important for them to have the right personality as well. They have to work well under pressure and get results. They have […]

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Social Awareness

Think about a time when you unintentionally said things which were taken negatively. Good communication occurs when the message sent and the message received is the same message, not just in content, but also in impact. We have all said things that have been interpreted differently than anticipated. This “foot in your mouth” feeling can […]

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It’s Time for 360-Degree Feedback

As leaders rise in their organizations, we have found they receive less and less candid information about their performance. Our custom 360-degree feedback surveys give accurate and helpful feedback in a constructive and confidential manner. Subjects can choose who gives feedback and they can include supervisors, direct reports, peers, and customers. They also give their […]

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Neat or Messy? The Choice Is Yours!

Conventional wisdom says that a tidy workplace is ideal. However, research also shows that a messy desk may confer its own benefits. • Disorderly work spaces inspire breaking free of tradition, which produces fresh insights. • Impartial judges rated cluttered desk ideas as more interesting, stimulating and creative. • Organized chaos keeps things close at […]

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What to Look for in Board Members

Finding the right people to serve on a board is the key to a successful board. Some qualities of a productive board member are: Brings diversity. A Board should have members with unique talents, skills, interests, experiences and social backgrounds. They need to represent different constituencies so that your Board can see through a lens […]

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Keep Cool When Things Get Hot

We have all experienced feeling angry about something in the workplace. Be aware of your anger warning signs and triggers. This anger may have stemmed from a co-worker taking your desk supplies without asking, your boss adding more onto your already heavy workload, or someone accidentally eating your food out of the employee refrigerator. Controlling […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Worried About Change

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have had a great relationship with my boss, but I just found out she is leaving the company in two weeks. I’m really nervous about the new boss my company is hiring. It took me a few years to establish and retain the great relationship with my current boss, and I’m […]

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