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Stuck in the middle and loving it! Why middle managers have the ability to lead from the heart and the power to persuade

Melissa Aho and Erika Bennett

Are you in the middle of your career and your library pecking order? Do you like being there? Of course you do! Middle managers have all the fun and not as many issues (e.g. political or paperwork) as those on a higher rung of that library ladder. As a coordinator in the fray, you have more control over your career and life than those on the bottom of the library food chain. Being a middle manager also gives you some wonderful opportunities to engage skills that you probably did not even know you had. You are a conduit for the trench concerns of the frontline staff, and you have a view of ...

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