How to Transition from Middle Manager to CEO (Part 1)

Episode #042 Host: Tammy J. Bond Guest: Mike Nassar

I'm delighted to have Mike Nassar, a distinguished leader, join us. His journey, from various managerial positions to the presidency and then the COO role of a major international company, is a shining example of strategic leadership and value-driven management.

In this episode,  we delve into the crucial topic of aligning personal values with organizational goals. Don't miss this conversation, as Mike's wisdom will provide invaluable insights for aspiring leaders and seasoned professionals.

  1. It’s essential for businesses to align their personal values with those of the organization during transitions. In addition, middle managers should stay true to their core values and choose employment that aligns well with their personal beliefs. This will allow you to make the right decisions for the company and yourself.
  2. During the transition phase, provide updates to every employee under your guidance. A leader who ensures good communication represents the company effectively to the staff.
  3. Amidst the changes, it's crucial to remember the value of employee feedback. While it may seem challenging with the many tasks at hand, taking the time to listen and respond to your team's input not only upholds company standards but also makes them feel valued and heard.
  4. Connecting with as many employees as possible is essential for those leading large 
    organizations. Mike shares insights on the importance of connecting with people face-to-face across various locations and the challenges and rewards it brings.
  5. Promote an employee only if he or she meets specific criteria. Mutual success only happens when employees' and managers' goals align.

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