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The High Impact Middle Manager by Lisa Haneberg

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Chapter 3

Power Partnerships

Clark was a successful and influential vice president of human resources (HR). His peers and other senior managers valued his input and participation. They involved Clark and his department managers in the day-to-day operations of their respective departments. Clark's HR department was effective and well respected to a degree rarely found in most companies. Because of the fantastic partnership between Clark's staff and other departments within the organization, Clark and his team made a positive impact on the company. However, it wasn't just a one-way street—other departments influenced Clark and his team as well.

Clark was thus a powerful role model who demonstrated how internal departments should collaborate to ...

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