What were the personal challenges readers wanted to know more about? Scroll down to see the top five including the number one question for 2016. Got a question for Madeleine? Use the email link below. And be sure to join us when Ask Madeleine returns with a whole new set of reader questions beginning next week.
Working for a Boss Who Isn’t Knowledgeable? Ask Madeleine
I belong to a human resources team and have been facing situations where my boss either doesn’t give the right answers or doesn’t give an answer at all. I am constantly disappointed as I am very passionate about my field… READ MORE
Faked Out by a Direct Report? Ask Madeleine
A long-time employee I really liked and respected recently left for another opportunity. Surprisingly, while training her replacement, I was stunned to find an avalanche of work never done, errors concealed… READ MORE
Boss Setting You Up to Fail? Ask Madeleine
One of my peers was made an EVP and is now my boss. He has been shutting me out of big decision making meetings regarding projects I am running. It is becoming really clear to me that I am being set up to fail… READ MORE
Shocked by 360° Feedback? Ask Madeleine
All 14 of my people—not just 1 or 2— see me as a micro-manager. I have always thought it was good that I’m on top of things—I just don’t understand why the feedback is so negative… READ MORE
Boss Keeps Interrupting You? Ask Madeleine
Both my boss and his boss constantly interrupt me when I am speaking. I am often the only woman in these meetings. I have tried to convince myself that that doesn’t make a difference, but I wonder… READ MORE
About Ask Madeleine
Madeleine Homan-Blanchard is a master certified coach, author, speaker, and cofounder of Blanchard Coaching Services. Madeleine’s Advice for the Well Intentioned Manager is a regular Saturday feature for a very select group: well intentioned managers. Leadership is hard—and the more you care, the harder it gets. Join us here each week for insight, resources, and conversation.
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