Influencing within the Squeeze – The Trials and Tribulations of Middle Managers

The toughest position to be within most organizations is the role of middle manager, caught between the often opposing needs and polar opposite positions of senior leaders and the troupes.  This group of functional leaders can feel very isolated and left to fend for themselves, unless they turn to the power of interdependency vs. competition with their peers, and avoid a tendency to optimize just their area of responsibility in lieu of working the whole. When you collaborate with others you gain individual influence and power as opposed to lose it.

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