Several surveys have come out recently that reinforce the sad state of management and the increasing dissatisfaction among managers. A recent piece by USA Today’s Stephanie Armour, "Who Want’s to Be a Middle Manager", covers the landscape well.
That said….what so many seem to miss is the incredible opportunity this creates for those currently in management roles and those willing to rise to the occasion. As we detailed in Ignited, four major trends are lining up to give managers unprecedented leverage in the days ahead. For those who really know how to drive change from their roles in the middle, gone will be the standard pay scales.
As our companies and industries reinvent themselves overnight, the real power will fall to those who know how to connect the dots, align the interests and navigate to success. We saw it in the amazing managers we profiled and the number of examples seem to be increasing exponentially.
With that I wish you an amazing Labor Day Weekend and a chance to celebrate all that we are working for.