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  • Use a High Involvement Approach When Leading Change

    Use a High Involvement Approach When Leading Change

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  • COVID’s Dashed Your Dreams? Ask Madeleine

    COVID’s Dashed Your Dreams? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I know I should be grateful to have a job, and I love the company I work for. BUT. My whole company is madly trying to stay afloat and reinvent itself and I have more work coming...

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  • Take Time to Understand When Leading Remotely

    Take Time to Understand When Leading Remotely

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  • Traumatized by Feedback? Ask Madeleine (Part 2)

    Traumatized by Feedback? Ask Madeleine (Part 2)

    Dear Madeleine, Every time I hear the word “feedback” I have a strong, negative response. This comes from a recent experience with a manager. Going into the relationship, I had always been someone...

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  • Become an Entrepreneurial Leader with Joel Peterson

    Become an Entrepreneurial Leader with Joel Peterson

    In this age of fast-moving markets, fickle consumers, and unprecedented risks, we need leaders who think and act like entrepreneurs. In his latest book, Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of...

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  • Traumatized by Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Traumatized by Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, Every time I hear the word “feedback” I have a strong, negative response. This comes from a recent experience with a manager. Going into the relationship, I had always been someone...

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  • Rules, Yes—but Use Compassion and Common Sense

    Rules, Yes—but Use Compassion and Common Sense

    I had an upsetting experience yesterday. Amid our current environment of chaos, confusion, and uncertainty, I find that people are generally behaving pretty well. I’ve noticed this at the grocery...

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  • Star Performer Not Performing? Ask Madeleine

    Star Performer Not Performing? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am the EVP of sales for a global professional services and SAS company. As you can imagine, we are reeling from the pandemic and the economic train wreck that seems to be coming...

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  • Leading in the New Normal

    Leading in the New Normal

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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,...

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  • Worried about Your Post-Quarantine Future? Ask Madeleine

    Worried about Your Post-Quarantine Future? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I lead a marketing department for an operating company of a massive global conglomerate (yes, those still exist). When the shelter-in-place rule was announced, I did a really good...

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  • Remember to Fly The Airplane – 5 Principles for Leading in a Crisis

    Remember to Fly The Airplane – 5 Principles for Leading in a Crisis

    On the afternoon of January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was piloting US Airways Flight 1549. The flight was scheduled to fly from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Charlotte...

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  • Nine Lies About Work with Marcus Buckingham

    Nine Lies About Work with Marcus Buckingham

    Marcus Buckingham believes some basic assumptions about work are simply no longer true in today’s business environment. He shares his insights in his latest book, Nine Lies About Work: A...

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  • 5 Ways Coaching Can Support Leadership & Development

    5 Ways Coaching Can Support Leadership & Development

    “What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other?”—George Eliot As the world struggles for certainty in this unprecedented time, many are feeling the need to serve...

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  • Ready to Step Up and Shine? Ask Madeleine

    Ready to Step Up and Shine? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a small team in a fast-growing area of a giant information security company. There is so much opportunity for my industry right now (have you seen the stuff about...

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  • Leading Others in a Disrupted World: 5 Coaching Mindsets

    Leading Others in a Disrupted World: 5 Coaching Mindsets

    With all of the change and disruption in today’s world, leaders are being asked to lead their teams through new situations never navigated in modern history. It can be overwhelming when everyone...

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  • Feel Like Your Team Is Losing It? Ask Madeleine

    Feel Like Your Team Is Losing It? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, My team is losing it. I have eleven employees, all of whom are used to coming into the office daily with the occasional WFH day for doctor appointments, big deliveries, that kind...

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  • 12 New Habits for Leading in a Virtual Environment

    12 New Habits for Leading in a Virtual Environment

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  • 3 Strategies for Leading Yourself through Challenging Times

    3 Strategies for Leading Yourself through Challenging Times

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  • 5 Concerns People Have When Being Asked to Change

    5 Concerns People Have When Being Asked to Change

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