Dear Dr.Mimi: I Miss My Boss

My associates and I have a list of procedures that we have always followed, but our new manager has been pushing his new methods on us. We loved our old boss; we all worked well together and developed a close relationship with her, and the way we accomplished our tasks before has worked perfectly fine. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Not Funny!

It has been two months since I started a new job. I am having a hard time adjusting to the workplace culture, and some of the jokes and language that my associates use make me feel really uncomfortable. How do I go about addressing my misgivings without being ostracized? —The New Guy Dear Mr. New […]

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Be Aware of Your Organization’s Privacy Policies!

It’s no secret; companies monitor their employees! In doing so, they can be reassured that the best work is getting done with minimal distractions, as well as feeling secure that their employees are behaving in a manner that doesn’t tarnish the company’s reputation. Thanks to technology, the amount and variety of ways that an organization […]

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Communication Blunders

Good communication occurs when the message sent and the message received is the same message, not just in content, but also, in feeling and impact. Poor communication not only causes embarrassment, conflict and stress; but it also hinders production and the bottom line. Here are some communication blunders and ways to handle them: Reacting. When […]

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Giving Negative Feedback

Negative feedback is something we try to avoid. Whether giving corrective feedback to an employee or receiving criticism from a coworker, it causes stress and anxiety. The ironic part is that despite it being a strain, it can help the individual perform better moving forward. Here are some tips that will help you give tough […]

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Board Members…Term Limits?

Having trained many Boards, I am often asked, “How long should someone serve on a Board?” Why not forever? Why have term limits? Here are some of the “pros” for term limits. 1) Diversity of thought. You need new Board members who can offer new ideas, skills, and opportunities. With new Board members, there are […]

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Dealing With a Complainer

A constant complainer can drain you emotionally and make you lose motivation. Here are ways to deal with a complainer so you have a more efficient rather than exhausting environment. Make sure you are the right person to hear their complaints. If they are complaining ABOUT someone, let them know that they need to talk […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: People-Pleaser

Dear Dr. Mimi: We have some potential big opportunities at work, and as the manager, I wanted to be inclusive so I asked for ideas from everyone. The problem is that some of their proposals clash with each other. Furthermore, we have a deadline, and some associates are taking too long to submit their ideas. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: The Grinch

Dear Dr. Mimi: One of my supervisors is flirting and developing a relationship with one of my co-workers, and their behaviors are getting less and less professional. I don’t want to be a Grinch, but company policy strictly prohibits intimate relations in the workplace. The supervisor is in a higher position than my co-worker, and […]

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How to be a Lifelong Learner

No matter our stage of life, learning new things is something we should and can do. In today’s world, it is necessary not just to thrive…but to survive!!! Learning helps us grow as individuals, whether it is expanding our views, values, or knowledge. Learning can be an ongoing journey or several one-time experiences. If you […]

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