Mary Groebner

I know what you’re saying. I’ve also had a lot of those types of managers; sometimes it was because they didn’t know the business, sometimes it was because they didn’t feel empowered in their own positions to be real leaders either.

Underlying thread in this entire conversation is that there’s a huge diff between being a manager (day to day ops), and being a leader (transforming for the future). And there’s a shortage of the latter, and a shortage of those folks in the middle who can bridge the strategic to the operational – the tactical folks.