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How middle managers can build resilience when surrounded by conflict. And more…

How middle managers can build resilience when surrounded by conflict

In the workplace hierarchy, middle managers have the toughest job, facing conflict from above and below them in the workplace. And it’s chipping away at their resilience. In a 2015 Columbia University study of 22,000 full-time employees, 18 percent of supervisors and managers reported symptoms of depression, while only 12 percent of blue-collar workers and 11 percent of owners and executives experienced similar difficulties…

 

You Can’t Make Good Predictions Without Embracing Uncertainty

You Can’t Make Good Predictions Without Embracing Uncertainty

You Can’t Make Good Predictions Without Embracing Uncertainty

Much of the failure of long-term strategizing arises not from its difficulty but from confusion about how to do it. When hard strategic choices loom, executives ask their experts what the future will look like. The experts — middle management, analysts, engineers, consultants — aren’t asked to provide a comprehensive view of possible futures and their probability of occurring. They’re asked for a description of a single future or several possible futures for consideration…

 

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