Dear Dr. Mimi: Micromanaging

Dear Dr. Mimi: I think I have done a good job at hiring my employees and showing them I care about them. However, I may manage them more than I should. I worry about them, check up on them and have to hold back from helping them every step of the way. This may be […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Unheard

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work in a fairly small office, and we feel like our boss is doing her own thing. She doesn’t act like she’s on board with any of our ideas, but she doesn’t reject them, either. Recently it’s gotten so bad I don’t even think she listens to them. My co-workers and […]

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The Key to Great Communication!

We are often asked to do training on communication. When we suggest that we should emphasize listening, sometimes we are met with resistance. Though being a good listener is touted as a personal strength, it is often overlooked as a professional asset and thus infrequently built upon as a skill. In fact, listening is a […]

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Texting—Is It Appropriate for the Workplace?

As new technologies make their way into business, and the standards for communication change, the question I am often asked is—is texting appropriate in the workplace? The short answer is—it depends! Written communication like emails or texts can be more efficient and convenient in a busy work environment. However, they are not always the best […]

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Preparing for Generation Z

The next generation of workers has arrived! College educated Gen Z graduates this year, and brings new defining factors to the workforce. The realist generation. Raised by skeptic Gen X during the recession, Gen Z looks at their career differently than the Millennials who were optimistic dreamers. Gen Z is concerned with keeping up and […]

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Nonfunctioning Board Members – What to Do!

What do you do with a Board member who rarely shows up, is unreliable, a procrastinator, or worse? If you’re the Board president or an officer, you respond! Things will NOT get better spontaneously. If you are the Executive Director, you may need to discuss this with your Board leadership. Some Board members just need […]

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Do You Have a Purpose?

In this era of Millennials in the workforce, the concept of purpose has resurfaced as an important consideration both personally and professionally. Personally, it is comparatively simple to establish if we reflect on who we are, who we want to be, what we want to be associated with, and how we want to be remembered. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi, Overwhelmed at Work

Dear Dr.Mimi: I feel like my job is one messy list away from falling apart. I seem to have too much to do and not enough time to get it done. I really don’t want my lack of organization to cause me to fail. How do I know where to begin? -Overwhelmed Dear Overwhelmed: Prioritizing […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi, Personality Matters

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am looking at a person from within to fill a position that will be new to our organization. As much as they have the technical skills, it will be important for them to have the right personality as well. They have to work well under pressure and get results. They have […]

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Social Awareness

Think about a time when you unintentionally said things which were taken negatively. Good communication occurs when the message sent and the message received is the same message, not just in content, but also in impact. We have all said things that have been interpreted differently than anticipated. This “foot in your mouth” feeling can […]

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