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Feeling Overwhelmed Managing the Work of Others? Ask Madeleine

Feeling Overwhelmed Managing the Work of Others? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am an attorney in a government office. I was just promoted and have inherited four new direct reports. Although I have trained interns in the past, I am feeling overwhelmed with the fact that I still have my full time job and am now managing people....
Can’t Do It All? Ask Madeleine

Can’t Do It All? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, A couple of months ago I received a promotion I was really hoping for. Now I have fifteen direct reports where I used to have seven. Everything I am reading says I should be doing regular one-on-one meetings with each person, but my own workload has...
Older Direct Report Doesn’t Respect You as Their Younger Manager?  Ask Madeleine

Older Direct Report Doesn’t Respect You as Their Younger Manager? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am 25, super organized, and I have no problem being direct. On the CliftonStrengths® assessment I come out as having high self-assurance. People just assume I am in charge even when I am not—officially. As a result, I have been given...