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Concerned You’re Becoming Impatient with Your Employees? Ask Madeleine

Concerned You’re Becoming Impatient with Your Employees? Ask Madeleine

Hi Madeleine,I just got off the phone and immediately realized that I need some help. I spoke to an employee in a way I am ashamed of. I didn’t yell or flip my lid, but I was curt, demanding, and unsympathetic, and I interrupted him several times. I have some things...
Not Sure about Attending a Face to Face Drinks Gathering After Work? Ask Madeleine

Not Sure about Attending a Face to Face Drinks Gathering After Work? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,It still will be months until my company invites us all back to work in the office, so until then, we are all WFH. I miss my work friends and the hallway conversations that helped us deal with situations on the fly. I definitely don’t miss the commute...
Stuck with a Problem Employee? Ask Madeleine

Stuck with a Problem Employee? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am a 31-year-old female attorney who was recently promoted to manager of an in-house legal team for a giant global not-for-profit organization. One of my direct reports is a man who came to us after having been a partner at a highly respected firm....
The Best Way to Show You Care during Difficult Times

The Best Way to Show You Care during Difficult Times

“I’m sure you’ve heard the saying People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. And that is so true for anyone who is in a leadership role today,” says Kathy Cuff, senior consulting partner at The Ken Blanchard...
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...