Taking a Heart and Head Approach to Integrity

One of my favorite buildings is the Chrysler Tower in New York City. Although it was constructed 90 years ago, that building is still standing because it was built with integrity. Since it was designed and assembled properly, it doesn’t need to be propped up—it just needs to be maintained. The same can be said…

Woman Leaping Proactive Action

Afraid of Taking the Leap? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am currently in an unfulfilling job. I also have digestive health issues that are not being resolved through diet and supplements. I am a creative person and I long to travel. I currently want to leave my job and travel around the world to heal and to write about my experiences—a blog…

Are You a Meanie? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a senior director for a large multinational organization. I am good at what I do, my employees love working for me, and I’ve always received good feedback from my boss. At my last review, though, I didn’t get the promotion to VP that I expected. My boss told me she didn’t think…

Employee Stealing? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I read last week’s column with interest because I am also a fairly new manager in a small organization who isn’t sure whether to speak up about a problem. I have five direct reports. Two of them have come to me to say they have seen an employee who reports to another manager…