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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Better Means Change! Change Meets With Resistance!

What works today may not in the future. You probably know that embracing change can be the difference between being successful or lagging behind and possibly even failing. So why don’t we embrace change? It is because change is uncomfortable and we deny and resist it until things become critical. You need to resist the […]

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Motivating Volunteers. Remember the “ates”

Volunteers are vital and a lot of nonprofits struggle to keep their volunteers engaged. Here are some “ates” to help volunteers feel valued and motivated. Communicate. Although you have a collective mission, volunteers may have their own motivations for contributing. Get to know your volunteers so that you can get an idea of the direction […]

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Downsides to Board Term Limits

Should there be a limit on how long a Board member serves? Last month, we discussed the pros of term limits, and here are some cons! 1) Even if they are a good Board member, they’ll have to step off the Board. This means the Board is losing valuable skill sets that this member had […]

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One Bad Apple …and What to Do About Them

There are poor performers in your organization. They may be excessively absent. They may be constantly tardy. They may have a poor attitude or are constantly putting others down. Sadly, these people affect the bottom line. The result is lowered productivity, poor morale and increased turnover. Often, the wrong people leave. Your bad apple stays […]

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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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