How to Thrive in Middle Management

December 1st, 2016

The toughest job in any big organization is flourishing in the middle of a management chain.  Simply put, the middle is where strategy – and sometimes unachievable vision – collide with day-to-day reality.

If you’re at the top of a hierarchy, your job is to challenge teams to stretch.  You’ve got full permission to set the course, innovate, and drive change.  People naturally come to you for direction about the future, and your bolder thinking is what probably got you promoted in the first place.  You have the freedom to delegate, but, depending on the level of transparency in your organization, you may or may not be able to see how much work your bigger decisions create.

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