Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

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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Dear Dr. Mimi- Dealing with Stress

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am working from home and working nonstop and longer hours due to the pandemic. As a result, I am getting more and more stressed and more and more cranky. Last night I yelled at my kids, and they really did not deserve the tongue-lashing that I gave them. I did apologize, […]

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Diversity and Racism: What It Is and Why It Matters in the Workplace

Diversity means “a range of different things” and can apply to race, ethnicity, sex, religion, education, and more. Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism toward people because of their racial group. When people don’t realize that they hold a bias toward race, they may have unconscious bias, which is an automatic way of […]

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Are You an Adult “Mean Girl?”

Do you remember those mean girls in high school? They still exist! If you tend to be overly sensitive, fear being direct in conflict and inappropriately express your emotions, you may be a grown up mean girl! To see if you are, answer these questions. Do you suffer in silence? Women tend to internalize their […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Caring Newbie

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am a new manager promoted to supervise a different division of our organization. I would like to get to know my new employees better and learn what I can do to make their working hours more enjoyable and productive. How can I do that? Are there questions that I can ask? […]

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