Instead of just a doer, be an achiever. Learn to nurture essential skills towards managing your bosses. Be an excellent manager with management up and beyond.
Managing Up entails a subordinate tailoring and customising their work style/behaviors to better suit their manager, taking specific steps to make their manager's job easier, and proactively attempting to build a strong, effective, and beneficial working relationship with their superiors.
Building influence and credibility, regardless of your position, requires you to be exceptionally good at what you do, to act with integrity, and to deliver results that people can rely on. However, focusing on the day-to-day responsibilities of your current job and neglecting the cultivation that a career requires can cause you to lose sight of the bigger picture.
Organization theory suggests that managing upward and sideways is good for both the company and the individual leader’s career: CEOs need the insights and pushback of trusted executives to help sharpen strategy. And complex modern organizations benefit when people engage with their peers across functional and business-unit boundaries to bring a range of perspectives and drive change and innovation.
This course is designed to provide you with a practical guide to managing your managers at work. It doesn't matter if you're an individual contributor, a first-time manager or a middle manager in an office setting. The course will introduce you to some theories and then show you how they apply in the workplace.
We hope that by the end of the course, you will be better prepared to be the right person who can effectively manage , motivate and evaluate your team, manage workplace conflict, and lead and make decisions on a daily basis.
This course will help you in being a successful manager, who can manage both upwards and downwards.