Dear Dr. Mimi: I Feel Stuck

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have been working at my current position for several years and feel as if I am being passed by for promotions. I don’t want to be rude, but how can I make it clear to my employer than I am interested in moving forward with the company? —Stuck Dear Stuck: The […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Confidence

Dear Dr. Mimi: Today, I began a new role at my workplace, and I have found that my lack of experience in the role has left me lacking confidence as well. I am afraid my lack of confidence will be noticed by my employer and co-workers. What can I do to gain confidence without the […]

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How to Stay Positive at Work

It is easy for anybody to feel down after dealing with the daily grind at work. Even if your boss doesn’t commend your hard work, here are 5 tips that will help you stay positive at work. Reward yourself for accomplishments. Every time you finish a task, give yourself a pat on the back. When […]

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Why Boards Fail!

Dr. Mimi is often called in to work with various Boards and sometimes it is because the Board is just not working. The members may attend meetings but that’s about it. Why is that? Why do Boards fail? Here are some reasons. 1. Reactive rather than proactive – Failing Boards tend to respond rather than […]

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How to Make Friends on the Job

Starting a job that is new to you has perks, but being the new person can also be lonely. In some scenarios, your new colleagues will welcome you with open arms. But in many cases, building relationships within the workplace isn’t that simple. Whether it feels as if everybody at the office has been friends […]

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Take A Vacation!!!

You need to take a vacation. It is important for you to escape work related tasks to avoid burnout and be even more productive. Here are some benefits of taking a vacation: Stress reduction – Research shows that people who take time off have fewer stress-related issues such as headaches, vision problems, high blood pressure, […]

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Increase Your Happiness

Happiness and gratitude are linked. Gratitude is an underrated and powerful emotion. Studies show that writing a gratitude journal 3 times a week more greatly impacts your happiness than journaling daily and it has physical health benefits as well. Here are 5 tips to get you started: 1. Splurge on a new notebook: Find a […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Political Peace of Mind

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have become frustrated at work, as my colleagues spend much of the time arguing and talking about politics and other issues that are not at all work-related. It frustrates me, and takes me away from my focus and productivity, but I don’t know how to ask them to stop! I also […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Say No to Negativity

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am currently working in a group with a co-worker who, despite my best effort, is negative about everything! She seems unhappy with her position, and I’m starting to wonder if she is unhappy with my work as well! What can I do to address this problem? —No Negativity Dear No Negativity: […]

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How to Keep Interns Engaged!

Internships provide real-world experience and knowledge for students. Organizations often use internships as precursors to hiring and as an extra set of hands. It is a mutually beneficial arrangement. When interns are engaged, they are more productive and motivated. Here are some ways to keep your interns engaged: Provide a clear job description during the […]

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