Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi: Lonely

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am the only man in my office and have been in my current position for almost a year. I love my work, but I feel lonely. Don’t get me wrong. People are polite. They ask me how my weekend went and things like that, but no one asks me to join […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: No Fun

Dear Dr. Mimi: In the past, we have put on really great events after business hours to keep our employees, as well as their families, involved and interacting. These special events gave our employees something to look forward to and they incorporated fun into the job. Our firm has suffered some financial setbacks, and we […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Searching

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am looking into ways to understand individual members of my organization to help create a unified team. It would be great if they could understand each other as well. What do you think about using personality profiles? I was hoping you could give me some insight into this method and how […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Technology Crazy

Dear Dr. Mimi: I know that all of this new technology is helping us do our jobs more efficiently, but I have such a hard time with all of the new technology that I actually do not think it is helping me work more efficiently. I feel like I spend most of my time trying […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Laid Back

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am one of two supervisors at my work, and we have about 20 employees. I find that our employees see me as the laid-back, friendly one and the other supervisor as the strict boss type. I enjoy being friendly with everyone, but I feel like they are taking advantage of me. […]

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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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