Presentation on theme: "Managing Up Working Effectively with Leadership (most importantly, your boss!) John Joachim, Manager of Material Services Cathy Hufford, Corporate Mailing."— Presentation transcript:
1 Managing UpWorking Effectively with Leadership (most importantly, your boss!)John Joachim, Manager of Material ServicesCathy Hufford, Corporate Mailing Specialist
2 Managing UpQUESTION: What is the Number One reason people leave their job for a new one?ANSWER: The BOSS!
3 How many of you experience this? Managing UpHow many of you experience this?Brown-nosingGame playingOffice politicsManipulationApple-polishingManaging up can help you address these
4 What Managing Up is not Managing Up Brown-nosing Game playing Office politicsManipulationApple-polishing
5 OK, so what is it?? Managing Up Taking responsibility for the relationship you have with your bossAccepting that your boss has limitationsInteracting with your boss’ management style instead of reacting to itCaring for your boss so you boss cares for youCreating a win-win for you, your boss and the company
6 So how do you do it? Managing Up Steps to Managing your Boss Know what matters to your bossTalk like a bossBe curiousSeek new responsibilitiesTrain your boss to meet with you regularlyCome to meetings with agendasAlways be ready to give status reports
15 Understand your boss’ perspective and agenda Managing UpUnderstand your boss’ perspective and agendaGoalsConcernsWork Style
16 Understand his preferences Managing UpUnderstand his preferencesClues about behaviorOpportunities to question bossSeek out informationQuestion others to test assumptions
17 Know his strengths, weaknesses, and “hot buttons” Managing UpKnow his strengths, weaknesses, and “hot buttons”Your own strengthsYour own weaknessesYour own “hot buttons”Don’t try to change his personality – or yours!
18 Be loyal, committed, and trustworthy Managing UpBe loyal, committed, and trustworthyPromises you can keepShade the truthPlay down difficulties
19 Don’t go over the boss’ head Managing UpDon’t go over the boss’ headResent authorityObstacle or hindranceCounterdependent BehaviorOverdependent Behavior