Sleeping on the Job

We have a “busy” epidemic. People brag about how busy they are and how little sleep they get. STOP! Sleep is a vital part of our human functioning and we need more not less! Yes, you may have to work a long night or do a project that keeps you up and that is fine […]

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If You Do Nothing Else…

According to Forbes, “Team building is the most important investment you can make!” It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. Effective team building is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. I agree! Productive relationships – Team building increases trust. Often there is a disconnect between the leadership and employees. […]

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’Tis the Season of Building a Community in the Office

Around the holidays, employees are searching for affirmation from not only friends and family but their bosses, too. Here are some ideas to express your gratitude. Focused attention. Take the time to get to know your employees. Often times managers only know a few details about the people who work for them. It’s important to […]

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A New Job – Exhilarating and yet…

A new job can be exhilarating… and nerve-racking. You understood your old job, and the way things were. With this new job, you may have a new boss, new office, and new coworkers which can cause apprehension or stress. Here are six tips to help you adjust: Learn to learn. Be open-minded. Don’t be afraid […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Mundane Mondays

Dear Dr. Mimi: Recently, I have been losing motivation for my job. I do the same tasks over and over, which makes the work seem mundane and pointless. I have seen my performance slow down as a result, and I am not sure what to do! How can I get excited about a job that […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Daily Distractions

Dear Dr. Mimi: I’m having a hard time focusing at work, as the co-worker who sits across from me is very noisy. He talks in a loud voice and bangs things around! I don’t want to be rude and confront him, but I’m having a hard time getting things done, and I can see my […]

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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent!

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand what they’re telling you, and realize and control how your emotions affect the people around you. So how can Emotional Intelligence be developed? Focus on your feelings. When you feel your emotions taking over, pause, note your feelings and reconsider them. This process lowers stress […]

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How to Perfect Your Presentations!

When giving presentations, people focus on the substance and delivery, while ignoring what may be the most important part of the presentation: Knowing your audience and preparing accordingly. There are two types of audiences, voluntary and captive. Voluntary audiences want to listen to you, while captive audiences are mandated to be there. Why are voluntary […]

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How to Stay Motivated!

Motivation is the desire and energy to be continuously committed. Here are some tips to help you make positive choices and stay motivated. 1) Have a purpose. Whether you are working on a large project or simple daily tasks, connect your efforts to specific goals and objectives. Consider everything that you do an important piece […]

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How to Throw a Successful Office Party

The holiday season may seem far off, but it is coming up fast! Many employees dread holiday parties but feel obligated to attend. Office parties can increase satisfaction and strengthen relationships between colleagues. Keep It Simple. A casual event on the company grounds may beat the holiday blowout which could become awkward if employees eat […]

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