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:
1Managing UpWorking Effectively with Leadership (most importantly, your boss!)John Joachim, Manager of Material ServicesCathy Hufford, Corporate Mailing Specialist
2Managing UpQUESTION: What is the Number One reason people leave their job for a new one?ANSWER: The BOSS!
3How many of you experience this? Managing UpHow many of you experience this?Brown-nosingGame playingOffice politicsManipulationApple-polishingManaging up can help you address these
4What Managing Up is not Managing Up Brown-nosing Game playing Office politicsManipulationApple-polishing
5OK, 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
6So 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
15Understand your boss’ perspective and agenda Managing UpUnderstand your boss’ perspective and agendaGoalsConcernsWork Style
16Understand his preferences Managing UpUnderstand his preferencesClues about behaviorOpportunities to question bossSeek out informationQuestion others to test assumptions
17Know 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!
18Be loyal, committed, and trustworthy Managing UpBe loyal, committed, and trustworthyPromises you can keepShade the truthPlay down difficulties
19Don’t go over the boss’ head Managing UpDon’t go over the boss’ headResent authorityObstacle or hindranceCounterdependent BehaviorOverdependent Behavior