Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Learning your manager's world, part of Managing Your Manager.
…If you want to manage upwards effectively,…you have to learn about your managers' reality.…Their world may be considerably different than yours.…Different players, different concerns, different dynamics.…You have to respect this and you have…to spend time learning the landscape they face.…When you do, you'll see several benefits.…They'll sense that you do have a thoughtful…understanding of their reality and not just yours.…Your insight into their world will send a signal…about your future aspirations to play at that level.…
But most importantly, they'll feel a bit more understood and…thus inclined to listen to what you have to say.…Let's take one step back for one moment.…It starts with understanding a little about executive-level communication.…Yes, even the way you speak to them sometimes…must be different than how you speak to your team.…Keep three things in particular in mind.…First, be as brief as possible.…The higher up you go in the chain of command,…the more precious time is as a resource, so respect that.…
- 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.