Diversity and Racism: What It Is and Why It Matters in the Workplace

Diversity means “a range of different things” and can apply to race, ethnicity, sex, religion, education, and more. Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism toward people because of their racial group. When people don’t realize that they hold a bias toward race, they may have unconscious bias, which is an automatic way of […]

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Stop the Gossip!

Stop the Gossip! Leaders are responsible for discouraging gossip and counselling others who are either the gossiper or the target. Here’s how! Deal with the gossip a.s.a.p.! Left unchecked, rumors grow exponentially. They typically turn negative and sap people’s energy as well as causing a loss of focus. Each person puts their own spin on […]

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Feel Accomplished by Managing Your Time!

Whether you are working from home, or back at the office, managing your time is tricky. Here are some helpful tips to stay on track and feel good at the end of the day. Create a daily schedule “the night before.” This list should include not just the important tasks that have approaching deadlines but […]

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To Lead Is to Delegate!

You can’t be a leader if you don’t delegate. Effective leaders delegate! It is often hard to switch from “doing” to delegating because when you delegate you not only are handing off responsibility, you are also handing off control and authority. What’s the difference? Responsibility is the assignment that you are delegating. Authority is giving […]

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Are You an Adult “Mean Girl?”

Do you remember those mean girls in high school? They still exist! If you tend to be overly sensitive, fear being direct in conflict and inappropriately express your emotions, you may be a grown up mean girl! To see if you are, answer these questions. Do you suffer in silence? Women tend to internalize their […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Caring Newbie

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am a new manager promoted to supervise a different division of our organization. I would like to get to know my new employees better and learn what I can do to make their working hours more enjoyable and productive. How can I do that? Are there questions that I can ask? […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Distracted

Dear Dr. Mimi: There is a woman I work closely with who talks and talks. Don’t get me wrong, she is a great employee and I thoroughly enjoy our conversations, but she is a very big distraction to me. Is there a nice way for me to say something? I have to stay late to […]

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Don’t Just Manage, Coach!

Typically we use words such as “boss” and “manager” to indicate some form of supervisory title. I would like to challenge those in these positions to strive to do more than manage and supervise. Try coaching and leading. When we manage, it implies a more reactive response. Managers oversee projects, assign duties, monitor progress, and […]

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Stop Stereotyping!!!

We are encouraged to become ever more open-minded and accepting of people. Whether a workplace leader or a coworker, it is important not to stereotype as it can lead to unfair or inaccurate conclusions which may cause you to treat people inappropriately. Get an honest understanding of your people as individuals before you draw conclusions […]

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Adaptability: The Key to Success

As humans, it is our nature to prefer habits and routines, but as much as we are comfortable with our structured routines, as we have seen, there are external forces, like the COVID-19 virus, that are outside of our control and will cause necessary changes. Adaptability is the key to accomplishing our goals, even when […]

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