There is certainly an aspect of skills and competence but the larger issue is about perspective. If the managers build perspective and change their paradigm, it will spur them to re-skill themselves.
How do you decode the Middle Riddle? What are the most relevant issues involved with middle managers in the organisations?
BR The key issues to my mind revolve around three broad areas, at an individual level :
Ability vs. Aspiration : Clarity around both aspects is important Research shows us that we all overestimate our capabilities, and it is also the same for middle managers. Also, many middle managers tend to be unclear about their own strengths and purpose, so they are often drawn in by short term aspects. E.g. a promotion and salary hike leaves them happy and sometimes without reflection of what it will take to really succeed at the next role. They are so happy with a short term milestone like this, that they forget to...