Dear Dr. Mimi: Overworked

Dear Dr. Mimi: A co-worker of mine, with the same ranking and job title as I have, has a tendency to tell me what to do for her and often leaves her excess work on my desk for me to do, some of which I don’t even know how to handle. I want to discuss […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Low Morale

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have a physical disability, and I constantly hear my co-workers discuss this behind my back. They tend to talk about how I do less work and how I am not responsible for as much as they are. This really hurts my morale and has me thinking of quitting. The truth is […]

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The Importance 360 Feedback

We have been facilitating 360 Feedback reports for years. When done right, 360 feedback promotes openness and engagement which leads to a more productive and satisfying environment. 360-Degree Feedback ensures that people have the opportunity to develop and improve. But who should give you this feedback? Everyone around you! Your direct reports, your boss, your […]

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Embrace Vulnerability!

Vulnerability, defined as “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure,” gets a bad rap! The word is usually synonymous with weakness and lack of strength. In reality, research shows that vulnerability and courage go hand in hand. In fact, vulnerability, often called vulnerability trust, is a necessity when building a productive and positive workplace. Vulnerability trust requires […]

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Taking on the Talent Challenge

Due to unemployment being near an all-time low, many companies are facing talent shortages and have to make a decision: Should we hire unskilled workers and train them, or should we battle for the small pool of skilled workers? Here are some options. Attract Talent Through Access to Leadership.Talented workers want to join companies that […]

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20 Questions Servant Leaders Ask

The servant leader begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” Here are some questions you can ask to help you be a better servant leader. 1. How do we build the “we” rather than the “me”? 2. How can we cultivate a culture of trust? 3. How can I […]

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Training Millennials

By 2025, more than half of the workplace will be millennials! Millennials have grown up with technology and connectivity and therefore think differently than their predecessors. We love training Millennials. Here are some tips on how to do an effective training. Be brief and concise. Microlearning helps Millennials absorb information by dividing info into understandable […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Isolated

Dear Dr. Mimi: Lately I have been feeling very isolated from everybody at work. It seems like they each have their own groups, and I am not a part of them. What steps would you suggest I take to feel more included? —Isolated Dear Isolated: My advice to you is to be accessible and proactive. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Intimidation

Dear Dr Mimi: My regional manager is very intimidating. He is constantly picking on me and yelling at me. When I am in the office, I feel uncomfortable around him. How do I address this issue without being terminated? It almost feels like he wants to get into a fight. I don’t! —Intimidated Dear Intimidated: […]

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Why You Need a Mentor!

A mentor is typically someone with more experience than you, seen more than you, and/or has done more than you. A mentor is an individual you look up to and who can coach you through their real-life experiences. Having a mentor will benefit you in many ways including: 1) Success: It’s statistically proven that you […]

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