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.…
- 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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