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Navigating the Impossible Position of Middle Management

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Managers are often put into impossible situations. Leadership demands performance, but their people’s needs are not being met. How can they cope with these competing pressures? First, it’s important for managers to communicate the need for empathy to senior leaders and ask them to shoulder some of the weight and work with employees and executives to lower the perceived expectations of performance demands. The first can be accomplished through a tell-and-show approach. To tell is to f

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