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Former Peers Challenging Your Authority? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

I’m relatively new to a managerial position; I’ve been in my role for around two years. I was promoted from the ranks and am now leading a team that I was a member of when I first came to the company. 739 more words


How To Engage Your Employees

Here are 10 tips for how to maximize employee involvement:

  1. Have active ways to listen to your employees.
  2. Check often with employees to see if the information you are sharing with them is what they need and what they want.
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Improving Workplace Culture 101

Improving workplace culture can be challenging – especially when working with a diverse group of people.  Many companies are now faced with low morale, disconnect and outbound employees. 1,402 more words


Are Your People Phoning It In? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

I am a staff manager at an academic institution. Of my eleven direct reports, seven have been with the University for more than thirty years and the rest have also been here for a long time. 831 more words

Behavior Change

Faked Out by a Direct Report? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

A long-time employee I really liked and respected recently left for another opportunity. I tried to keep her but couldn’t offer her enough money, so I gave her an excellent reference. 1,031 more words


Thanksgiving Special: 10 Easy Ways to Thank Your Team

In the spirit of today’s Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, I thought I’d share ten simple and easy ways to tell your employees “thank you.” Telling an employee “thank you” is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace. 1,051 more words


Afraid You May Be Washed Up? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

I am a creative director at an advertising agency, and I have been managing teams of people forever. I was the darling of the advertising world when I started, and developed a reputation for hatching brilliant ideas—in fact, you would recognize some of my work. 1,100 more words