This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Interviewer] You've got this book Managing Up. An important topic, what is it all about? Why is it important now? - [Mary] So, I think it's very important now for a couple reasons. Well first off, it's important because managing up is an essential skill for your career, right. You have one career, and it's up to you to manage it, and part of what's going to help your career is your boss. Like, your boss actually matters. Your boss has a lot of influence over your career trajectory, a lot of influence over the kind of opportunities that come your way. So it's really incumbent on you to really develop that relationship, right, and it's about what you can do. And the other reason I think it's important now, is I think we've gone really far to the employee engagement side which is a great thing, I'm all about that. And I think that we have lost, or some of us have lost sort of the understanding that we have to bring our best self to work as well, and that we can't really wait or expect our leaders and our managers in our organizations to do everything for us. We're partners in that and so managing up I think is important especially as the demographics of the workplace change, to remind people that, "Hey it's not all "on the organization to do everything for you, "you have to bring some stuff as well."