Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Frustrated?

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have an employee who usually reports sick about two days per month, but she is a really good worker and manages to meet her goals. Should I fire her? —Frustrated Dear Frustrated: Once every 10 working days is a lot. But if she is as good as you say, keep her. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Shocked?

Dear Dr. Mimi: My boss sent an email about me to our whole company stating they need someone to do my job. I want to respond to let him know I saw it. How can I do this without causing issues? —Shocked Dear Shocked: Before you let him know that you know, I would start […]

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A DISC Holiday Season!

The Holiday season is now upon us and here are our holiday DISC behaviors! If you go to one store and get everything, you may be a D. if you love holiday parties, you may be an I. If you prefer to stick with your holiday traditions, your S is showing. If you have a […]

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Improving Your Work Environment

Why are some organizations more productive than others? It’s all about the way they handle their employees. Here are 5 tips to help create a positive and productive work environment: Keep Stress Low. Some work environments are too stressful for employees to stay productive. This is often caused by poor management. Having high levels of […]

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Promoting Optimism at Work!

Employees’ lives and livelihood were put at risk during COVID, making it difficult to be optimistic. A lot of these realities still exist during this “post-pandemic” period. Therefore, to retain your employees, it is vital to continue to promote optimism. Here are some tips: Help employees find their purpose. Optimistic workplaces encourage employees to discover […]

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Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues

There has been an increase in mental health issues causing organizations to increase their mental health benefits. However, if the workplace culture does not support mental health and continues to contribute to its stigma, employees won’t use the benefits and will continue to decline mentally. Here are three tips to support mental health issues: 1. […]

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Getting to the Root of Conflict

As a leader, you will be dealing with conflict and it is important to get to the real issues, which may be different from the presenting ones. Here’s how! Create a safe environment. Ask if it is a good time to talk. If it is not, set a date for the talk and have a […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Bothered?

Dear Dr. Mimi: One of my co-workers frequently shares her personal problems with me and other co-workers. A lot of her issues appear to arise from a distorted view of reality, and she is very negative. When we advise her to see certain problems from a different perspective, she gets defensive. Her daily woes often […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Overworked?

Dear Dr. Mimi: Lately, I have been working many extra hours to complete a project, and it has been affecting my home life. I have been coming home three to four hours late, causing my family to get upset, and I’ve been missing out on time with my kids. Frankly, I am exhausted. What should […]

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Handling Workplace Disagreements

Disagreements in the workplace are inevitable. Working in teams promotes collaboration and joint efforts, but it also poses an opportunity for opposing perspectives and opinions. This is not always bad. It can lead to better ideas, methodologies, and opportunities. Follow the tips below to learn how to embrace disagreements and utilize them to your advantage. […]

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