From Adversary to Teammate – How to Turn an Argument Into Cooperation

Conflict is alive and well in the workplace – and while healthy disagreement can lead to brainstorming and new ideas – squabbles and quarrels are destructive. When a potential dispute arises, it is important to move it to the direction of conversation. This may run counter to our instincts, but, remember, it’s a good thing […]

Read More

Dear Dr. Mimi: Uncomfortable

Dear Dr. Mimi: My good friend submitted her resume for a job at my company and asked if I would put in a good word as she also listed me as a reference. I know she would be a dedicated employee and a good fit for the company, but when I saw her resume, I […]

Read More

Consultants? – Get Someone Good!

It is hard to ask for help, especially when it comes to people issues! In fact, most of us know how to do what we do… and believe that people should just do their job and get along! Sadly, that is not always the case. Engaging the right consultant can be a great investment resulting […]

Read More

Why Female Board Members?

Women, and other minorities, are taking higher-level positions with organizations. A diverse team – in any business capacity – adds tangible and measurable value to the organization. A variety of backgrounds increases adaptability to an ever changing environment. So why are Boards not appointing and reaping the benefits of having more women? Women can offer […]

Read More

Dear Dr. Mimi: Concerned

Dear Dr. Mimi: Over the past month, one of my co-workers has missed several important deadlines and has seemed kind of “out of it” during our weekly status meetings. My boss is increasingly fed up with her and is talking about firing her. What my boss doesn’t know is that my co-worker has a serious […]

Read More

Office Politics – Not All Bad!

We are often asked to deal with office politics, which are not only inevitable nor are they inherently bad. If we toss out the name-calling and power-struggles associated with “politicking,” we have ways to make the most of them. Understanding Your Workplace – and Yourself! By understanding your office politics, we get a sense of […]

Read More

Take Charge!

With more people working independently, remotely and/or from home, it is important to know how to optimize your work and take charge of your most valued employee – YOU! Here are some hints to be the best boss you ever had! Translate goals into behaviors with time limits. Unclear ends are hard to achieve. Don’t […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
Warning: extract() expects parameter 1 to be array, string given in /webroot/h/u/hullo001/primary/www/wp-content/plugins/professional-linkedin-widget/professional-linkedin-widget.php on line 222