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    The five habits of high performing middle managers

    A blueprint for your middle managers!

    In the dynamic realm of modern business, middle managers play a pivotal role as the bridge between organisational vision and day-to-day operations. In the captivating speech, “The Five Habits of High Performing Middle Managers,” we delve into the essential habits that set apart exceptional middle managers who drive sustainable success.

    At its core, this discourse centers on the intrinsic connection between values, self-awareness, legacy, communication, and developing others. A thought-provoking exploration ensues, underscoring how “your values are what you stand for” and how “your legacy says what you stood for.” These mottos resonate as guiding principles for middle managers to align their actions with personal and organizational values, ensuring a legacy that endures.

    Emphasizing the notion that “leaders are lifters,” this speech unpacks the power of effective communication as a tool for uplifting teams and fostering a collaborative environment. Furthermore, the critical role of self-awareness in harnessing strengths and mitigating weaknesses is illuminated, showcasing its pivotal influence on managerial excellence.

    The pivotal aspect of developing others, cultivating talent, and nurturing growth becomes evident as the speech unfurls. Through poignant anecdotes and empirical evidence, attendees will gain insights into how high-performing middle managers contribute to a culture of empowerment and innovation.

    Ultimately, “The Five Habits of High Performing Middle Managers” encapsulates a blueprint for elevating managerial prowess, transcending conventional approaches, and leaving an indelible mark on organisations and individuals alike. This presentation promises to be a transformative experience, inspiring leaders to embrace their roles with renewed zeal, guided by a clear set of values, self-awareness and the commitment to uplift their teams.


    Main Takeaways:

    Key Takeaway 1: Values and Legacy Alignment Align actions with personal and organizational values to create a lasting legacy.

    Key Takeaway 2: Communication for Upliftment Effective communication is a powerful tool to inspire and collaborate.

    Key Takeaway 3: The Power of Self-Awareness Self-awareness is essential for managerial excellence, helping leverage strengths and address weaknesses.

    Key Takeaway 4: Developing Others and Cultivating Talent Middle managers play a pivotal role in nurturing talent, fostering empowerment and innovation.

    Key Takeaway 5: A Blueprint for Excellence This speech provides a transformative blueprint for middle managers to make a lasting impact on organizations and individuals.


    Leadership and Professional Development for your Mid-Level Managers 


    The Critical Role of Middle Matters in Organisational Success 

    Discover the power of middle managers in driving organizational success. In this presentation, we explore the crucial role that middle managers play in fostering adaptability, communication, and cultural influence within a company. From showcasing real-life examples of agility in action to highlighting the importance of effective communication skills. This presentation will leave you with a clear understanding of how middle managers bridge the gap between vision and execution. Join us as we delve into the world of middle managers and uncover their undeniable impact on organizational growth. The Middle Matters.


    Three Key Takeaways:

    1. Conduit for Agility: Middle managers are uniquely positioned to drive business agility, acting as vital links between top-level strategies and frontline execution.
    2. Implementing the ‘Trilogy of Success’ through Communication: Effective communication skills enable middle managers to successfully engage with teams at all levels, making them instrumental in executing the ‘trilogy of success’ – engaging upwards, downwards, and across the organisation.
    3. Critical Influencers of Culture: Middle managers play a crucial role in shaping and influencing organisational culture, acting as role models and enforcers of the values and behaviors that define a company.

    Are you struggling to bridge the gap between upper management and front-line employees? Discover how to build a strong and cohesive middle management team with The Middle Matters.

    Do you want to learn how to effectively delegate responsibilities and empower your middle managers to drive results? The Middle Matters provides the practical strategies and techniques you need to achieve success.

    Are you looking for strategies to leading your organisation’s middle managers? The Middle Matters is for CEOs and senior executives who want to cultivate a culture of productivity and loyalty at all levels of their company.

    Introducing The Middle Matters, a practical guide that delves into the strategies and tactics that successful CEOs use to lead their middle managers.

    In today’s fast-paced business world, the success of any organisation depends on the productivity and loyalty of its middle managers. These individuals are responsible for executing the company’s vision and driving innovation, making their role crucial to the organisation’s success.

    But what sets successful CEOs apart is their ability to inspire and lead their middle managers effectively. In The Middle Matters, you’ll learn how the strategies that will help you cultivate a strong and loyal middle management team.

    Packed with practical tips and proven strategies, this fast and engaging read will equip you with the tools you need to lead your middle managers to success.

    Don’t wait any longer to take your leadership skills to the next level read The Middle Matters today and start leading your middle managers to a brighter future.

    I recently worked closely with Sally on a keynote she will be delivering. What I loved most about working with her was the thought and time she put into crafting a content-rich experiences-based talk. She comes with a wealth of experience and all of her stories and examples are highly relevant. What I loved about her delivery was the fun, conversational way she connects with the audience. Sally is one of those exceptional speakers who can makes every person in the audience feel she is talking directly to them.
    Marianna Pascal

    One of the Top TEDx Speakers Worldwide

    Sally gives very powerful speeches; she is great at storytelling and makes strong connections with listeners. Of course, she will raise your conference level higher. I really recommend her for your event.
    Tariq Mohammadi

    Poet-Translator / Speaker-Serial Entrepreneur / Economist-Controller

    Sally says her wisdom is for middle managers but her smart thoughts and questioning nature really helps everyone examine their problems, motivations and create their own solutions. She does this with such a lightness of touch you sometimes don’t notice she’s done it. She’s remarkable. Book her to speak then book her to train. She’s fascinating.
    Maz Speaks

    Sally recently spoke at our Teachers Matter Conference in Brisbane. She was fantastic; knowledgable, engaging and skilful. She led our teachers through understanding their personality types and that of others, to ensure they have the skills to work together productively in teams. Participants laughed, learned and had great aha moments. Thanks for being a joy to work with, entertaining, organised and fun!
    Karen Tue Boyes CSP, QbE

    Spectrum Education

    Sally kicked off our 2021 Breakfast as Sunrise series for the South-East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce. What an incredible, powerful way to start our 2021 event calendar. Sally was both thought-provoking and entertaining and handled audience interjections with wit and good humour. I would highly recommend Sally.
    Rebecca Llewelyn

    Sally is a well researched presenter who engages the audience when giving her presentation. The recent presentation Sally delivered a very informative and interesting presentation to our group of aspiring speakers Thank you Sally for your presentation
    Nick Rinaldi

    I strongly recommend Sally-Foley-Lewis as a Management Trainer and Coach for you and the supervisors and managers of your organisation. She combines top credentials, a keen sense of urgency, sharp facilitation skills and a very personable and engaging communication style to deliver recommendations and programs that improve staff performance. I continue to rely on Sally for her management wisdom – because it works!

    Robin Dickinson

    RAD International

    Sally spent time coaching me in leadership and management skills. She gave practical, expert advice which I could applystraightaway. Tough insights delivered by a supportive coach.

    Catrin Hobart

    Senior Marketer

    Wow, is short of explaining how awesome I find Sally and regard her expertise. Her knowledge, understanding and expertise in training people to be better managers is simply amazing. Having managed people for the past 6 years I found her advice real, easy to implement and has had a massive impact on how I will manage people in the future. 

    Sean Grobbelaar


    Sally is direct, focused and energised. Her ability to listen and identify quickly the issue(s) is powerful and intentional. Sally is perfect at playing ‘devil’s advocate’ and moves quickly to help you identify any blockages and develop solutions and methods to move things forward. I respect Sally’s work immensely.

    Nicholas Volpe

    Finance Industry

    Sally was a great help for showing me new insights and how I can achieve my goal. I appreciate her professional assessment, humanity and advice very much.

    Christian Hirschmann

    Corporate Governance

    I highly recommend the Management Success Cards™ created by Sally to any manager. The thought-provoking questions have guided me to better, clearer decision-making for driving team performance. I know that if a people management challenge arises I can refer to the Management Success Cards™ for successful self-directed coaching. I also love the colourful and vibrant design. Every corner of management is definitely covered! Great little bundle of motivation!

    Annalisa Brimo