If you’ve been a manager for some time now, you’re probably ready to take on more responsibilities, new challenges, and of course, a larger salary. A study done by the Sociology of Health and Illness found that middle management professionals experience anxiety or depression at rates that are nearly doubled when compared to all workers. Being an outstanding middle manager can often make someone non-promotable because organizational leaders risk putting the team in the hands of a less experienced manager. In the following paragraphs, you’ll discover tips on how to break out of middle management and successfully climb the ladder into more executive-level roles. It all starts with a change in mindset.
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