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The baboon paradox: why bosses look so ugly from behind

By Karen Moloney  

One face for your boss, one for your team

Middle managers have a hard enough time as it is, stuck in the sandwich between their boss and their people, having to keep everyone happy. But there’s another phenomenon that makes being half-way up the ladder really difficult, and that’s the restricted view. The only people you can see properly are those in your team below you, who are looking up to you for direction, and the one directly above you,…

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