Here are five things you can do as a middle manager to position yourself for upward mobility
By Kim Bassett
Middle managers serve a vital role within any organization. You are the bridge between top administration and the support services staff. The responsibility of implementing strategic plans falls on your shoulders — right down to the smallest of details. You enjoy the challenges of working to keep your employees and customers happy and satisfied. You may love your job, happy to carry out these directives, seeing the results firsthand, never desiring to cross that bridge and move into upper management. But some may want more.
Do you find yourself thinking you have what it takes to accept more responsibility? Do you want to continue your upward climb within the organization? There are not as many top-level positions available as people desiring to have them. What can you do to make sure those leaders making the decisions about promotions recognize your talents and abilities? [Read more…]