Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoiding tricky issues, part of Managing Your Manager.
…Managing upward often sounds straightforward.…But there are a few issues and situations you…wish to avoid in order to not offend the boss.…Lets consider a few of these tricky possibilities.…First, lets address upstaging your manager.…Not a good idea.…It's understandable in some ways.…We recognize in the moment that we…understand something or know something they dont.…And instead of biting our tongue, or sharing privately, we blurt…out what we know just like we did back in grade school.…
And as a result, we make those around us, in…this case, our boss, look unprepared or somehow not bright.…Let's remember that no one likes a know it all.…Another great example is over-agreeing with the boss.…Yes, boss that's a great idea.…I couldn't agree more, boss.…My thoughts exactly.…Sometimes we call these folks yes men, or women.…Some yes men are trying to win approval and influence the boss.…Others are simply being way too nice in deference to the boss's higher status.…
In either case, they're shooting themselves in the foot.…
- Learning your manager's world
- Understanding your manager's motivations and expectations
- Helping your manager make decisions
- Responding to feedback
- Documenting issues
- Working with new, remote, or inappropriate managers
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Yourself and Your Boss
Overview of managing up3m 50s
2. Managing the Relationship
3. Handling Common Challenges
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