Middle managers—those with responsibility for managers or sizeable teams/divisions beneath them and who directly answer to senior management—make up a large portion of a corporation. The Outstanding Middle Manager, co-authored by business psychologists Gordon Tinline and Cary Cooper offers a fresh perspective on the role of the middle manager in the 21st century.
Taking a holistic view of the position, Tinline and Cooper first situate the role in the changing work paradigm: flatter organizations, new working practices and expectations, cross-cultural and intra-generational factors in management. They then address the unique pressures and challenges middle managers face including:
-managing work pressures of overload, resource shortages, and limited control
-influencing where you have limited power
-getting the best out of both the team and overseers
-developing a mid-level career
-life management and how to achieve a healthy work-life balance
With a focus on lateral development and progression, this book empowers middle managers to take control of their career and become more fulfilled, resilient, and satisfied.
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