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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....
People Treating You Differently After an Illness? Ask Madeleine

People Treating You Differently After an Illness? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I manage a team in large organization. Last spring I was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer and I underwent intense and difficult chemotherapy. I worked from home and didn’t take any undue time off, though now I wish I had. I started back...
People Treating You Differently After an Illness? Ask Madeleine

Dropping the Ball at Home and at Work? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I missed a back to school event for my kids last night. My wife called to ask where I was, and I had completely forgotten that I was supposed to be there. I saw it on my calendar and then it was gone from my mind. My wife is really mad because I have...
Not Sure Where to Start in a New Senior Role? Ask Madeleine

Not Sure Where to Start in a New Senior Role? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, About three months ago, I was promoted to COO in my organization. I wasn’t expecting it—a lot of changes happened at once. A large group of people were fired and the next thing I knew I was COO. I have no real senior leadership experience,...