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Middle Management Acumen by Lisa Haneberg

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PLANNING YOUR DEVELOPMENT

Self-awareness is vital to your success. Take the time to ask for feedback about your middle management acumen. Here are a few talking points you can use to introduce the topic:

  • “I would love to get a few ideas from you for my development plan.” Don’t say you want feedback, as this idea might scare some; asking for ideas is not as intimidating.
  • “Here is a list of capabilities of great middle managers. Which of these do you think would be most important based on my department’s goals for the year?”
  • “I would like to find and network with role models for these capabilities. Who, in our organization, do you think does ...

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