Dear Dr. Mimi- Dealing with Employee Complaints

Dear Dr. Mimi: What do I do about an employee who complains about other people? He is a hard worker, gets his work done on time and does it well … and finds time to come into my office to complain. He thinks he is being helpful. He even said that he is my extra […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi- Dealing with Complaints

Dear Dr. Mimi: What do I do about an employee who complains about other people? He is a hard worker, gets his work done on time and does it well … and finds time to come into my office to complain. He thinks he is being helpful. He even said that he is my extra […]

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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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When Gossip Is About You

Learning that people are gossiping about you can be devastating. Telling yourself not to take it personally sounds good, but often doesn’t work so what can you do? Manage your emotions. You can’t control the rumors, but you can control your response. Many people initially respond with horror, anger, anxiety, or helplessness. Take time to […]

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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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Looking for a Job? Volunteer!

Unemployment is at an all-time high but there are jobs to be had. How can you find them? Consider how urgent your situation is. Take even a short-term job or something that will give you some rather than no income. A part-time job can leave you time to volunteer which can help tremendously in your […]

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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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