Authors of “Managing to Make a Difference,” Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage, share their thoughts and expertise on mid-level management with Great Leadership by Dan McCarthy in their new blog, “Why Make Managers a Strategic Priority?”
“It’s difficult to overstate the impact a great manager can have on organizational performance. However, organizations often under invest in their selection and training. In fact, in many organizations, the best frontline employee (e.g. best nurse, best waiter, best carpenter) is promoted as the next manager. Furthermore, in many cases, the new manager receives zero training. One day the person is an hourly employee, and the next day they’re managing their former co-workers.”
Learn how to make your managers a strategic priority by reading the blog here.