Thoughtful Leader Podcast Episode 59 – The Middle-Management Conundrum – When You Disagree With Senior Management Direction
Middle Managers sometimes have a pretty tough role. They need to ensure their teams are performing well, while also pleasing their senior management and carrying out their direction.
This can be really hard if you disagree with the direction coming from the top, because you need to balance “following orders” with maintaining respect and credibility in front of your team.
In this episode, I discuss this tricky situation and talk about some potential options for how to move forward and get a positive outcome… or make a change for the better!
- Article: Following Orders When You Don’t Believe In the Direction.
- Article: What Is Cognitive Dissonance?