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Your New Boss is Nuts? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I have been working for the internet arm of a retail company for almost twenty years. When I started, we were truly innovating with the speed and fierceness of a startup. I was given carte blanche because the internet business was growing more quickly...
Newly Promoted Supervisor Has Turned into a Diva? Ask Madeleine

Newly Promoted Supervisor Has Turned into a Diva? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am a middle-aged accounting professional; I pride myself on working quickly and accurately. I was hoping this would be my last position and I could enjoy having a solid job that would take me to my retirement. I am in a CPA firm with three partners...
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

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

Boss Is Over-Promising and Expecting You to Deliver? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am at my limit and hope you can help. I am a senior team leader with a very high performing intact team. We have a new, very inexperienced board who is wreaking havoc with the way I run my business. They are putting nonrealistic pressures on me to...