A groundbreaking practical guide to forging a successful, dynamic and fulfilling career in middle management or senior specialist roles.
Recent research shows that the number of people in senior specialist and middle management positions is growing. As organizations continue to flatten, the middle becomes the place where many will spend the majority of their careers. The Outstanding Middle Manager is the new guide to dealing with those pressures specific to the role and maximizing the opportunities to forge a fulfilling and balanced career in the middle. Drawing on the latest research into workplace trends, strategic management and work-life balance, Tinline and Cooper focus on middle management as an opportunity level.
Readers can discover: strategies for managing upwards as well as downwards, how to deal effectively with generational differences and an evolving workplace, influencing, empowerment and team-building skills, and stress- and life-management strategies that bring clarity and purpose. With a focus on lateral development and progression as a career choice, The Outstanding Middle Manager empowers readers to take control of their mid-level career to become more fulfilled, more resilient and more satisfied.
Caught in the middle? This great new book will help you make the most of it whether you are managing, being managed or looking at talent development from the top. Tapping into oft- misunderstood middle managers' talents is more important now than ever. This book helps you to do just that!
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, Chartered Management Institute
As technology speeds the world up, middle managers have a crucial role to play in inspiring and caring for their teams and connecting the front line with senior leadership. This book will help those who are in the Middle to set goals, learn from their experiences and push on to achieve their potential for themselves and their teams.
Andy Rubin, CEO of the Pentland Group and Chairman of Pentland Brands
Gordon Tinline is an experienced Chartered Occupational Psychologist and management consultant. He worked with business psychology consultancy Robertson Cooper for fifteen years and now operates on a freelance basis, delivering training and development programmes to improve employee welfare and business performance. Gordon has worked a wide range of businesses and organizations, including the BBC, the NHS, RBS, Shell and Rolls-Royce.
Professor Sir Cary Cooper is co-founder of Robertson Cooper and Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. He is recognized as a world-leading expert on well-being and work-related stress, and was knighted in 2014 for his services to Social Science. He is President of the British Academy of Management and President of RELATE.