Posts Tagged ‘abilities’

Dear Dr. Mimi: My Office Mate Loves to Talk!

Dear Dr. Mimi: My office mate loves to talk! In fact, she drops by my desk several times a day to chat, and frankly, I just don’t have the time to spend chatting. She tends to stay late to finish her work. I need to leave on time. What should I do? She is very […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: On not receiving recognition.

Dear Dr. Mimi: I don’t want to look like a braggart; however, I’ve been having a problem in getting the recognition I deserve at work. Can you make any suggestions how I could handle this issue? —Unrecognized Dear Unrecognized: Don’t be afraid to speak up and blow your own horn regarding your work. Often, if […]

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Are They Really Lazy?

Have you ever encountered someone at work who is unable to plan, organize, or even remember things? You might have labeled that person as lazy or uninterested in working. In reality, there are cases where people want to plan and follow through, but just can’t. The mental skills that help the brain organize and act […]

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DISC Holiday Shoppers— A Bit of Humor!

We all celebrate the holiday season differently, but typically, we have one thing in common: we shop. The DISC profile is a tool to build stronger teams, create better leaders, and improve organizations, and now we can use it to understand ourselves and our fellow shoppers! To schedule your DISC, call us today! D Shopper […]

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How to Recognize and Deal With a Narcissist

Have you ever encountered someone who takes the credit for someone else’s work? Or how about one who hurts someone and feels good about it? These are examples of a narcissist. A narcissist truly believes that he or she is more talented than other people and has the right to be on top of the […]

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Dealing with Coworker Conflict

We are often hired to resolve Coworker Conflict. If conflict is left to fester, it hurts everyone involved! While each situation is unique, here are some basic considerations on resolving Coworker Conflict. • As soon as possible, meet with the feuding coworkers. The more time that goes by, the harder it is to resolve it. […]

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How to Deliver Bad News!

It is what you hate to do, and it has to be done: delivering bad news! Here’s how to make it easier for both the sender and the receiver. Be respectful. Remember the person receiving it is human and needs to be treated with dignity. It might be easier to send an e-mail, but doing […]

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Why Leadership Is Hard

John F. Kennedy once said, “To those whom much is given, much is expected. ” And we certainly expect a lot from our leaders. Communication. The ability to clearly describe what you want done. Remember, it is only good communication when the message sent is the same as message received. Honesty. Make honesty and ethics […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Office Prejudice

Dear Dr. Mimi: We have a fairly new employee who has been making somewhat racist remarks. He is a really nice guy otherwise, and I enjoy working with him. When the remarks have been made in a group setting, I have quietly slipped out and walked away. However, he still has an audience and I […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Public Speaking

Dear Dr. Mimi: I don’t have to do presentations often, but they scare me to death. No matter how much I prepare for public speaking, I often blank out on key points, or stumble over my own words. When I get back to my desk, I feel like such a failure. I have gotten to […]

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