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Just Realized Everyone Doesn’t See Things the Same as You Do? Ask Madeleine

Just Realized Everyone Doesn’t See Things the Same as You Do? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am a somewhat new manager in the law office of a large government agency. I stepped into my new role after my boss left. The pay raise was negligible and my workload has tripled, but I figure it’s good experience. Here’s my question. I had...
Stuck in a Perfectionistic Loop?  Ask Madeleine

Stuck in a Perfectionistic Loop? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am uber conscientious and a perfectionist—and I can’t seem to stop. I was promoted a year ago and have a very professional and trustworthy team, but I am addicted to reviewing everyone’s work and making small edits and changes. I am...
Always Second-Guessing Yourself? Ask Madeleine

Always Second-Guessing Yourself? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a ruminator. I second-guess everything I do. My wife is tired of me spending hours every night going over and over the events of the day. I work in finance and have a lot of technical expertise in my field. My organization counts on me for their...