A challenging double act
The critical role of middle managers
In this time of distributed teams and hybrid workplaces, as the distances increase between individual employees and different organizational layers, companies depend on the unique capabilities of middle managers to keep everyone connected.
Therefore, middle managers need the capabilities to effectively navigate and reconcile the needs and demands of their direct reports and superiors.
To do that successfully, they need to acquire both followership skills that enable them to influence upwards effectively (their bosses) and leadership skills to help effectively lead their direct reports, which themselves are managers.
"Middle managers are the engine of the business, the cogs that make things work, the glue that keeps companies together."
Zahira Jaser, editor of "The Connecting Leader"
Followership & Leadership
Followership capabilities for middle managers
Leadership capabilities for middle managers
Middle managers also a new set of leadership skills to enable them to lead and empower their direct reports, who themselves as managers – a very different challenge from being a first-line manager who organizes and oversees the work of individual contributors.
Design A Habit-Building Program For Your Mid-level Leaders
Middle managers training with Upwardley
Build the Habits to
Lead Effectively From the Middle.
Important note: The program also enables your middle managers to refresh and strengthen those essential leadership capabilities that are foundational to any manager’s and leader’s effectiveness.
Design A Habit-Building Program
For Your Mid-level Leaders
Middle managers training the Upwardley way
Upwardley is not an LMS or e-learning platform:
Upwardley is a leadership habit-building platform, which brings together our specially developed online classes with contextualization exercises, individual coaching, online group sessions, and habit-building loops.
We go beyond knowledge transfer and provide your leaders with a truly transformational experience that helps them learn and adopt the habits to become better leaders.