Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up

  • 3h 48m
  • John Baldoni
  • 2010

A guidebook for those who have the vision and drive to take the organization to the next level...and a boss.

Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top in order to get his or her ideas heard and ultimately acted upon. In Lead Your Boss, recognized leadership guru John Baldoni gives managers new—as well as tried-and-true—methods for influencing both their bosses and their peers, and giving senior leaders reasons to follow their lead. Featuring instructive stories based on real-life experiences from leaders at all levels, Lead Your Boss reveals proven strategies for:

  • Developing spheres of influence
  • Handling tough issues
  • Asserting oneself diplomatically
  • Putting the team first
  • Persuading up
  • Establishing trust
  • Using organizational politics to everyone’s advantage
  • Inspiring others through-out the organization

Lead Your Boss gives readers practical, tactical advice on becoming a key player in any organization, regardless of whether or not they have an office in the Csuite…YET.

About the Author

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, speaker, and author of many books, including Lead by Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results, which received two “book of the month” mentions and a “best leadership book” for 2008. John writes the weekly “Leadership at Work” column for Harvard Business that is syndicated by Bloomberg.com. His leadership articles also have appeared in BusinessWeek.com, the Washington Post.com, and the WallStreetJournal.com. John has been featured or quoted in many publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and Investor’s Business Daily.

In this Book

  • Lead Your Boss—The Subtle Art of Managing Up
  • Prologue
  • Leading Up
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically
  • Pushing Back the Right Way
  • Letting Others Create the How
  • Breaking Down the Doors
  • Working the System
  • Bending but Not Breaking
  • Preparing Others to Lead
  • Leading With Presence
  • The Smart Guide to Positive Push-Back


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