Managing Up is a conscious approach to working with your manager toward mutually agreed-upon goals that are in the best interests of you, your manager, and the organisation. It is not mere political maneuvering; rather, it is a process of influencing your manager to make decisions that benefit both of you.
Managing Up provides strategies for keeping your boss in the loop and on your side, despite differences in style and philosophy.
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The Pocket Mentor Series offers immediate solutions to common challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real life examples to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills.
Managing up is not political game playing. Rather, it's a conscious approach to working with your supervisor toward goals that are important to both of you. Through managing up, you build a productive working relationship with your boss and create a way to use the complementary strengths of you and your boss to deliver value to your company.
This volume helps you:
- Understand the business results you produce by learning how to manage up
- Cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship with your manager
- Communicate effectively with your boss about priorities and problems
- Negotiate win-win solutions to on-the-job challenges with your supervisor