Stuck in the Middle: The Unique Pressures of Conflicting Demands in Leadership

Mid-level managers who have intermediate power levels within an organization can find the challenge of concurrently leading and following difficult! This presentation will discuss some strategies that may help middle managers to feel less ‘stuck in the middle’.

This live webinar was on March 15… but don’t worry… you can still watch the recording!!

“Leaders don’t set out to climb the ladder. They rise by lifting others up.” -Jo Miller


1 Identify three strategies and skills necessary for middle managers to thrive in their role.



Elizabeth Kester, MSN, RN is the Director of Nursing in the Labor and Delivery unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She holds an advanced degree in Communications, specializing in marketing and graphic design. Elizabeth enjoyed a successful twelve-year career in advertising and marketing prior to her transition to women’s health nursing. Elizabeth is a nurse leader that is committed to addressing issues of patient quality, safety, and satisfaction. She is a passionate advocate of women’s rights and supporting an empowered birth experience. Elizabeth is an active member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), sits on the executive planning committee for the Perinatal Leadership Forum, and is a coordinating planner for March for Mom’s.

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This course is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417 for 1 contact hour.

We are very grateful to Dr. Brown’s Medical for their sponsorship of the 2019 Synova Leadership Webinar series.

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