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Health Concerns about Working Instead of Staying Home? Ask Madeleine

Health Concerns about Working Instead of Staying Home? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am the GM for a small brewery that has been shut down during the COVID-19 crisis as non-essential. However, the owner believes it is still worthwhile to stay open to serve take-out customers, which is allowed according to the shutdown rules. Because I...
Learn How to Master Your Motivation with Susan Fowler

Learn How to Master Your Motivation with Susan Fowler

Do you ever wonder why you reach some goals easily and struggle with others? In her latest book, Master Your Motivation, Susan Fowler explains the three scientific truths behind motivation that will help you achieve your goals. Distilling many years of research,...
Direct Report Seems to Be Overdoing it with Health Excuses? Ask Madeleine

Direct Report Seems to Be Overdoing it with Health Excuses? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I run a very lean team and one of my people is a hypochondriac. Every week there is a new reason he needs to go to the doctor. Any cold that comes through he gets, and it is worse for him than for anybody else. He gets the flu every year. It is always...
Direct Report Seems to Be Overdoing it with Health Excuses? Ask Madeleine

Your Boss Expects You to Be Perfect All the Time? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am smart, I work hard, and I am a pleaser. These qualities have made me very successful. I am now a senior manager in a fast-paced, high-pressure service business. My problem is that I have created a monster in my boss. She is so used to my pleasing...