…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.…
- Explore how self-reflection is a starting point for understanding others.
- Review they ways that social capital (credibility) relate to performance, recognition, and helping others.
- Recall different kinds of communication channels you can establish with your manager.
- Identify the most effective ways to promote your accomplishments.
- Review methods for documenting issues that help you communicate up.
- Explore key strategies for working with a remote manager.
- Examine ways to repair a damaged relationship with your manager.