An updated edition of Oshry's pioneering work on Middles. Oshry illuminates life in "middle" positions in organizations -- positions in which supervisors, middle managers, coaches, deans, department heads and others must function between the often conflicting perspectives and demands of those above and below them. IN THE MIDDLE clarifies the stresses of middle positions, the disempowering pitfalls to be avoided, the strategies for empowerment, and the unique contributions empowered middles can make to the organization.
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"Office politics, career impasses, and project dynamics are much more easily understood when you've worked with the Oshry framework."
Katherine Farquhar, Department of Public Administration American University
"Oshry's writings are invaluable. A compelling synthesis of the sophisticated concepts underlying his path breaking workshops. The writing style is accessible and engaging."
William A. Kahn, School of Management Boston University