The Strategic Middle Manager: How to Create and Sustain Competitive Advantage / Edition 1

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A compelling argument for the efficacy of the middle manager. This book argues that companies — in their quest to become leaner and meaner — have eliminated the very positions that once made them successful. And it provides hands-on tools for middle managers looking to increase their value and secure their future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787902087
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/8/1996
  • Series: Management Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN W. FLOYD is associate professor of strategic management at the University of Connecticut. BILL WOOLDRIDGE is associate professor of strategic management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Table of Contents

The Authors
1 Leadership from the Middle: The Changing Demands of Middle Management Work 3
2 Competing on Capabilities: The Middle Manager's Role in Leveraging Knowledge and Skills 12
3 Realigning Resources and Talent: The Challenge of Organizational Restructuring 24
4 Strategy from the Middle Out 35
5 Championing: The Discovery and Proposal of Innovative Initiatives 54
6 Synthesizing: Advancing Shared Strategic Understanding 69
7 Facilitating: Nurturing Adaptability and Setting the Stage for Renewal 84
8 Implementing: Inducing the Vision and Making It Real 96
9 The Challenge of Executive Leadership 111
10 Becoming a Strategic Middle Manager 126
Resource A: The Strategic Consensus Questionnaire 145
Resource B: A Self-Test of Middle Management Strategic Involvement 149
Notes 153
Index 163
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