Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Bothered?

Dear Dr. Mimi: One of my co-workers frequently shares her personal problems with me and other co-workers. A lot of her issues appear to arise from a distorted view of reality, and she is very negative. When we advise her to see certain problems from a different perspective, she gets defensive. Her daily woes often […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Overworked?

Dear Dr. Mimi: Lately, I have been working many extra hours to complete a project, and it has been affecting my home life. I have been coming home three to four hours late, causing my family to get upset, and I’ve been missing out on time with my kids. Frankly, I am exhausted. What should […]

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Handling Workplace Disagreements

Disagreements in the workplace are inevitable. Working in teams promotes collaboration and joint efforts, but it also poses an opportunity for opposing perspectives and opinions. This is not always bad. It can lead to better ideas, methodologies, and opportunities. Follow the tips below to learn how to embrace disagreements and utilize them to your advantage. […]

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How to Reduce Turnover

While some turnover is inevitable, here are six things that you can do to reduce it. 1. Communicate frequently, be accessible, and address employee concerns – Make it easy for employees to reach out and communicate with HR and also provide multiple means of contacting you. Listen to employees’ challenges, ask for solutions, and do […]

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What Are the Signs and Causes of Turnover?

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased turnover as more and more people are voluntarily leaving their positions. When an employee leaves your organization, it is costly as it requires time and money to find and train their replacement. it also hurts morale for the people “who are left.” For these and other reasons, it is critical […]

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DISC and Halloween Costumes

For some, putting together a Halloween costume takes a lot of thought and preparation. For others, not so much. So, what does the DiSC profile have to say about your creepy yet cool costume? If you are a strong D, you have a desire for control or dominance. A superhero character, like Wonder Woman, works […]

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

You are not alone! With so many stresses and changes this past year, it can be overwhelming! Here are some coping strategies. Understand Your Triggers: What “stuff” causes you to feel overwhelmed? Once you understand your triggers, make the necessary plans to avoid or prepare for them. Start by developing an ideal response to scenarios […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Violated?

Dear Dr. Mimi: Is it wrong for my boss to go through my work email? I sometimes use it for personal stuff. I know she reviews it because she will mention something that she could only know checking my email. —Violated Dear Violated: Many organizations have you sign an agreement that your email can be […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Too Much Work

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am working from home, and the hours that I am working are crazy. Does working from home mean working longer hours? —Exhausted Dear Exhausted: Only if you’re doing it wrong! How much you work should relate to the job you have or the project you are working on, not if you […]

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A Current Miracle: 15 Minutes of Mindfulness

Research shows that we are experiencing increased stress as we return to work. Research also shows that practicing 15 minutes of mindfulness daily reduces this stress. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply the ability to pay deep attention to what’s happening, internally and externally, minute by minute. Research reports that physiologically, mindfulness decreases the size […]

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