Why this website is called “boss in the middle”.

IMG_0514My name is Jerome D. Jackson and I am the author and owner of the website bossinthemiddle.com.  Yes, that’s me in the picture.  I thought it would be a good idea to let you all know why I call this website “bossinthemiddle” and the idea behind the concept that we’re all “bosses in the middle”.

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When is receiving more important than giving?

IMG_0475It’s necessary to provide feedback to everyone on your team.  This team includes; your manager, colleagues on your level and direct reports. This feedback can be good or bad, but it’s a non-negotiable activity for high performing teams.  By creating the proper environment, the hope is, someone will give you feedback as well.  Being a leader means you must hear this feedback and apply it, if necessary.  Continue reading for thoughts on creating an environment where true feedback is received.

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Worrying about other people? Boss in the middle. Day 8 prayer challenge. – Wrap up

IMG_0451I’m not really sure what to say here. Today was a good day. I got a lot of things done and was able to network with some folks, at an event we had for my job. It was actually a pretty easy day. I guess that’s OK. I’m very calm, pretty even keeled.

One thing I noticed today is, I’m not concerned with certain things that used to concern me a great deal. Mostly, I’m talking about other people’s perception of me.

Worrying about other people and how they feel about you can make you more stressed out than you need to be.  It can actually make you physically sick.

You can’t change them anyway.

I noticed this today as someone in my circle was stressing out about something they really didn’t have to worry about.  In the past, I may have joined them in their frustration, but I’m becoming more confident in my own thoughts and emotions.

I’d like to think it’s because I know better.  But, I’m sure it also has a lot to do with the daily prayer challenge.

Have you started yet?

Seeking Topics

imageI’m seeking topics.  If you have a question about something relating to managing yourself “in the middle” of this crazy world, drop me a line in the comments or shoot me an email at bossinthemiddle@gmail.com.

I’ve got experience to offer in life, love, leadership, marriage, parenthood, sex, work, business, writing tips, etc…

If I don’t know the answer, I won’t pretend I do.  I may have to do some research and get back to you, but that will only help me grow.  So please, ask anything.

I use the Holy Bible as my base.  Hopefully, the content of this website can help people become the best godly version of themselves.  It’s already helping me be honest in areas that were once hidden and broaden my bible study in order to provide helpful content.

I truly pray that this will bless many lives.  No topic is off limits.

More to come soon on that…

Thanks to all of you who have supported me and provided feedback.  Keep it coming!

Solve problems by asking the right questions

img_0298As leaders, we need to be in tune with our team in order to solve problems. That means we have to listen. In order to ensure you are listening to the right thing, you need to ask the right questions. Here are three ways to make that happen.

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Questions? Hot Topics?

imageIf you have leadership questions or issues that need to be addressed, ask a professional middle manager by leaving your requests in the comment section below.

Or send an email: bossinthemiddle@gmail.com.

I will choose a topic and respond once a week via blog post.

With 20 years experience in various middle manager roles, I believe my perspective has value.  I will not give advice.  I only provide leadership and life experiences.

I am looking for feedback and article suggestions, so please feel free to drop me a line.

Thanks,

bossinthemiddle.com