Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Don’t Just Manage, Coach!

Typically we use words such as “boss” and “manager” to indicate some form of supervisory title. I would like to challenge those in these positions to strive to do more than manage and supervise. Try coaching and leading. When we manage, it implies a more reactive response. Managers oversee projects, assign duties, monitor progress, and […]

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Stop Stereotyping!!!

We are encouraged to become ever more open-minded and accepting of people. Whether a workplace leader or a coworker, it is important not to stereotype as it can lead to unfair or inaccurate conclusions which may cause you to treat people inappropriately. Get an honest understanding of your people as individuals before you draw conclusions […]

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Adaptability: The Key to Success

As humans, it is our nature to prefer habits and routines, but as much as we are comfortable with our structured routines, as we have seen, there are external forces, like the COVID-19 virus, that are outside of our control and will cause necessary changes. Adaptability is the key to accomplishing our goals, even when […]

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Are You a Traditional Boss or a Servant Leader

There are many types of leaders and bosses. A truly effective leader realizes that by serving their people they are also serving their organization. This is what Robert Greenleaf calls a Servant Leader. So, what is the difference between a traditional boss and a servant leader and what are you? A traditional boss sees leadership […]

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Receiving Negative Feedback

Receiving negative feedback is uncomfortable but it can also be helpful. Here’s how to handle it. Do not get discouraged. Yes, we all hate it but look at the facts presented based on the work you’ve done. See it as an opportunity to improve. Keep open communication. Once you get the feedback, say thank you […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Impatient

Dear Dr. Mimi: We have a new person, and she is slow. She knows what she is doing. She doesn’t make mistakes, but she is so slow. How can I get her to speed up, or do I need to let her continue at her own pace? —Impatient Dear Impatient: When everyone is working to […]

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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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