As a mid-level leader, one often finds oneself surrounded with huge accountability and less freedom to take decisions or work independently. Reasons are manifold, like not having a clear and complete view of the top-level strategy, fast growth to mid-level without much personal development as a leader. Quick growth without understanding the business complexity. New recruits at Mid-level as employees move out for other opportunities. Empowering requires strong trust and senior leaders grapple to develop the same and many such reasons.
However, being in a situation of accountability with less or no power adds to the complexity of the problem. Business leaders wish to empower mid-level leaders, but how to empower for accelerating growth is often that they struggle with. At the same time, the mid-level leaders find it difficult to execute and perform best without having the freedom to take quick decisions. They are torn between the demands of the ground reality and that of the senior leadership/ Business Strategy.
It is thus critical to explore – how to empower mid-level leaders for accelerating business growth? And, as a mid-level leader – How to win empowerment from senior leaders?
Hear perspectives from a select panel of leaders on ‘Empowering Mid-Level Leaders for Accelerating Business Growth’