Managing Up and Leading When You are Not in Charge

Managing Up:  To many people, this phrase smacks of manipulation, "cozying up", or out-and-out apple polishing performed by those seeking merely to advance in their careers.  But managing up is none of these things.  Managing up is a conscious  approach to working with your manager toward mutually agreed-upon goals. It is a process of influencing your manager to make decisions that benefit both of you as well as the organization.  In this highly interactive course you will learn:

  • Strategies for forging a strong partnership with your boss through understanding:
    • The power differential, your manager and yourself
  • Ideas for effectively communicating with your boss and handling disagreements including:
    • Understanding your manager's communication style
    • Using listening, questioning and sharing to boost productivity
  • Tactics for designing win-win solutions with your boss by:
    • Demonstrating your credibility
    • Identifying priorities and negotiating strategically
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
1 slot available