If you’ve ever been in a middle management job role, you understand the delicate balance between managing your employees while also reporting up to your own boss. More than likely you’ve asked yourself the following questions: How do I support and lead my team and simultaneously meet the demands and priorities coming down from my own manager? How do I best juggle my own work projects in addition to my leadership responsibilities? In this Q&A column from Fortune.com, read about some practical tips and tactics for managing from the middle.

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