Dear Dr. Mimi: Mundane Mondays

Dear Dr. Mimi: Recently, I have been losing motivation for my job. I do the same tasks over and over, which makes the work seem mundane and pointless. I have seen my performance slow down as a result, and I am not sure what to do! How can I get excited about a job that […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Daily Distractions

Dear Dr. Mimi: I’m having a hard time focusing at work, as the co-worker who sits across from me is very noisy. He talks in a loud voice and bangs things around! I don’t want to be rude and confront him, but I’m having a hard time getting things done, and I can see my […]

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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent!

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand what they’re telling you, and realize and control how your emotions affect the people around you. So how can Emotional Intelligence be developed? Focus on your feelings. When you feel your emotions taking over, pause, note your feelings and reconsider them. This process lowers stress […]

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How to Perfect Your Presentations!

When giving presentations, people focus on the substance and delivery, while ignoring what may be the most important part of the presentation: Knowing your audience and preparing accordingly. There are two types of audiences, voluntary and captive. Voluntary audiences want to listen to you, while captive audiences are mandated to be there. Why are voluntary […]

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How to Stay Motivated!

Motivation is the desire and energy to be continuously committed. Here are some tips to help you make positive choices and stay motivated. 1) Have a purpose. Whether you are working on a large project or simple daily tasks, connect your efforts to specific goals and objectives. Consider everything that you do an important piece […]

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How to Throw a Successful Office Party

The holiday season may seem far off, but it is coming up fast! Many employees dread holiday parties but feel obligated to attend. Office parties can increase satisfaction and strengthen relationships between colleagues. Keep It Simple. A casual event on the company grounds may beat the holiday blowout which could become awkward if employees eat […]

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How to Recover From a Workplace Blunder

No matter what your field, what your position, or how much experience you have, you will make mistakes! This is totally normal; at the end of the day, we are all human and no one is perfect! Here are some quick tips on how to recover from workplace blunders. Analyze what went wrong. A well-known […]

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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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