Dear Dr. Mimi – Quitting

Dear Dr. Mimi: Is it wrong to quit my job by just not showing up? I have only worked here for 6 weeks. —Quitting Dear Quitting: Yes. It is very wrong! It is best to talk to management and explain the reason for leaving this job. Offer to give a two-week notice. Supplying a two-week […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – High-Strung

Dear Dr. Mimi: I tend to be high-strung, especially at work, and am often told that I need to “calm down.” A friend said that doing meditation can improve my abilities as well as my mental health. Is that true? —High-Strung Dear High-Strung: Meditation has been proven to help people calm down and get focused. […]

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How to Be a Better Recognition Giver!

At this time of great resignations, employee recognition is more important than ever. It lets employees know that their contributions lead to organizational success and increases their motivation to be more productive. It also increases employee loyalty to the organization and, especially today, that is vital! Here are some tips on how to become a […]

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What Does Dr. Mimi Really Do???

People often ask me, “What exactly do you do?” I say, “I’m a psychologist that specializes in the workplace.” I still get curious looks! I realize that my background is different. I have a doctorate in Psychology, and a doctoral minor in Management from the Business School at UF. I have spent my career working […]

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What Is Compassion?

More compassion is needed. Where?? In everyday life, with family, friends, coworkers, managers, and strangers. Compassion is more than just noticing someone’s suffering and trying to alleviate their pain. It includes: 1) Sensitivity – Responding to someone’s emotions and perceiving what help is needed. Trust your intuition and notice the signs of suffering and distress. […]

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The Art of Forgiveness

In organizational and personal relationships alike, there are moments where the only way to move forward is to forgive. While it is the right thing to do, it isn’t always easy. Why is it hard to forgive? Our human consciousness has difficulty living in the present moment. We don’t let go! We have evolved to […]

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How Discrimination and Inequity Affect Business

Workplace discrimination costs organizations millions of dollars in legal settlement fees each year. However, discrimination can have a much larger impact beyond money. Discriminatory practices negatively impact employee productivity. It also affects an organization’s ability to retain and recruit the best employees, as well as it leads to negative customer perceptions. Job satisfaction and motivation […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Hurt

Dear Dr. Mimi: My co-worker and I and our husbands have been friends for years, and we go out to dinner together weekly. Last week, my husband and I canceled. She seemed fine until I saw her in the office. When I asked if everything was all right, she blew up on me about canceling […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Raise Needed

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have heard talk that several co-workers received raises in the past couple of months. I haven’t been approached about a raise, yet I do double the work. I stay later and arrive earlier than my co-workers and am one of the only employees to always submit my reviews on time. My […]

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Eight Communication Tips

Communicating, whether verbally, via email, or text, is hard. You can look unprofessional or feel embarrassed if your message does not come across the way it was intended, and there may be unintended consequences. Below are 8 communication tips: 1 Edit your texts and emails. If there are spelling or grammatical mistakes, it may make […]

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