Managing up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss

  • 3h 24m
  • Mary Abbajay
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2018

Build vital connections to accelerate your career success

Managing Up is your guide to the most valuable 'soft skill' your career has ever seen. It's not about sucking up or brown-nosing; it's about figuring out who you are, who your boss is, and finding where you meet. It's about building real relationships with people who have influence over your career. Managing up is good for you, good for your boss, and good for the organization as a whole. This book gives you strategies for developing these all-important connections and building more than rapport; you become able to quickly assess situations, and determine which actions will move you forward; you become your own talent manager, and your boss's top choice for that new opportunity. As a skill, managing up can do more for your career than simply 'networking' ever could—and this book shows you how.

Real-world strategies give you a set of actionable steps, supplemented by expert advice from a top leadership consultant that helps you get on track to advancement. It's never too early or too late to start adjusting your alignment, and this book provides the help you need to start accelerating your trajectory.

  • Develop robust relationships with influential people
  • Enhance your self-awareness and become more adaptable
  • Gain new opportunities and accelerate your career
  • Stop 'schmoozing' and develop true, lasting connections

Managing up helps you build the sort of relationships that foster more communication, collaboration, cooperation, and understanding between people at different levels of power, with a variety of perspectives and skills. This type of bridge-building builds your reputation for effectiveness and fit, so you can start skipping rungs on the ladder as you build a strong, successful career. Managing Up is your personal manual for building this vital skill so you can begin building your best future.

About the Author

Mary Abbajay is an acclaimed and sought after public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer. She is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions.

Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. In short, she is committed to creating workplaces where both the organization and the individual can flourish.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Stop Complaining and Start Winning – Managing up is the Key to Your Success
  • Is Your Boss an Innie or Outie?
  • The Innie
  • The Outie
  • Workplace Styles – Assessing Your Boss's Workstyle Personality
  • The Energizer
  • The Advancer
  • The Harmonizer
  • The Evaluator
  • Difficult Bosses
  • The Micromanager
  • The Hands-off, Absentee, Ghost Boss
  • The Narcissist
  • The Impulsive Boss
  • The Pushover
  • The BFF Boss
  • The Workaholic
  • The Incompetent
  • The Nitpickers and Seagulls
  • The Truly Terrible – Psycho Crazy Bully Tyrannical Screaming Egomaniacs
  • It's Okay to Quit
  • Bonus Tips – 50 Ways to Manage Your Manager


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