Managing Up (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)

  • 46m 23s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Your boss plays an important role in your career. So how do you navigate this delicate, significant professional relationship without playing political games or compromising your character? Managing Up offers concise, expert tips on:

  • Understanding your manager's priorities and pressures
  • Setting a positive tone for the relationship
  • Managing expectations--and egos
  • Earning trust and respect
  • Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives--from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 11 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - What Is Managing Up?
  • Chapter 2 - Knowing Your Manager-and Yourself
  • Chapter 3 - Managing Expectations
  • Chapter 4 - Communicating with Your Manager
  • Chapter 5 - Negotiating with Your Manager
  • Chapter 6 - Monitoring the Relationship