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Not Sure about Adding Pronouns to Your Email Signature? Ask Madeleine

Not Sure about Adding Pronouns to Your Email Signature? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am a division leader for a family-owned manufacturing company. The family members have somewhat antiquated views and are not particularly socially sensitive. My challenge is how to respond to the pronouns I’m seeing on recent email. For example, I am...
Just Realized Everyone Doesn’t See Things the Same as You Do? Ask Madeleine

Just Realized Everyone Doesn’t See Things the Same as You Do? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am a somewhat new manager in the law office of a large government agency. I stepped into my new role after my boss left. The pay raise was negligible and my workload has tripled, but I figure it’s good experience. Here’s my question. I had...
Just Realized You’re Biased? Ask Madeleine

Just Realized You’re Biased? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am biased. I thought for the longest time that I wasn’t, but it has become clear to me that I am. I realize I am biased against certain types of people. My biases are not traditional ones like race, gender, or age. I think I am mostly conscious...
New to the Team and They Want You Out?  Ask Madeleine

New to the Team and They Want You Out? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am about four months into a new job as a senior executive in a large global infrastructure company. I report directly to the EVP of Operations, who is the person who brought me into the company. I manage a huge team of fellow engineers, and so far,...