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1 Managing Up Working Effectively with Leadership (most importantly, your boss!) John Joachim, Manager of Material Services Cathy Hufford, Corporate Mailing Specialist

2 Closing Managing Up  QUESTION: What is the Number One reason people leave their job for a new one?  ANSWER: The BOSS!

3 Closing Managing Up  How many of you experience this?  Brown-nosing  Game playing  Office politics  Manipulation  Apple-polishing Managing up can help you address these

4 Closing Managing Up  What Managing Up is not  Brown-nosing  Game playing  Office politics  Manipulation  Apple-polishing

5 Closing Managing Up  OK, so what is it??  Taking responsibility for the relationship you have with your boss  Accepting that your boss has limitations  Interacting with your boss’ management style instead of reacting to it  Caring for your boss so you boss cares for you  Creating a win-win for you, your boss and the company

6 Closing Managing Up  So how do you do it?  Steps to Managing your Boss  Know what matters to your boss  Talk like a boss  Be curious  Seek new responsibilities  Train your boss to meet with you regularly  Come to meetings with agendas  Always be ready to give status reports

7 Closing Managing Up  Communicate  Reader?  Listener?  Highly Involved?  Delegator?

8 Closing Managing Up  Leadership Behavior Styles: Supportive and Directive

9 Closing Managing Up S4 - Delegating Analyzers: Low Task/ Low Relationship Descriptors: precise, systematic, well organized, self-controlled, cautious, more formal, resistant to compromise Strengths: logical, thorough, serious, systematic, critical, precise, prudent Weaknesses: inflexible, exacting

10 Closing Managing Up S3 - Participating Directors: Low Task/ High Relationship Descriptors: task-oriented, to-the-point, competitive, independent, confident, forceful, risk-takers, impatient, in charge Strengths: independent, candid, decisive, pragmatic, determined, efficient, objective Weaknesses: dominating, insensitive

11 Closing Managing Up S2 - Selling Socializers: High Task/ High Relationship Descriptors: Big picture, creative, charming, persuasive, decide quickly, outgoing, future oriented, optimistic, playful Strengths: imaginative, friendly, enthusiastic, outgoing, excitable, persuasive, spontaneous Weaknesses: undisciplined, unrealistic

12 Closing Managing Up S1 - Telling Relaters: High Task/ Low Relationship Descriptors: Sympathetic to others’ needs, trusting, team player, seeks stability, slow to change, conflict avoidant Strengths: cooperative, loyal, supportive, diplomatic, patient, easy going, respectful Weaknesses: permissive, conforming

13 Closing Managing Up  Solutions, not problems  Don’t assume  Need to know and Does know.

14 Closing Managing Up  No surprises  Dependability  Honesty  Cooperation

15 Closing Managing Up  Understand your boss’ perspective and agenda  Goals  Concerns  Work Style

16 Closing Managing Up  Understand his preferences  Clues about behavior  Opportunities to question boss  Seek out information  Question others to test assumptions

17 Closing Managing Up  Know his strengths, weaknesses, and “hot buttons”  Your own strengths  Your own weaknesses  Your own “hot buttons ” Don’t try to change his personality – or yours!

18 Closing Managing Up  Be loyal, committed, and trustworthy  Promises you can keep  Shade the truth  Play down difficulties

19 Closing Managing Up  Don’t go over the boss’ head  Resent authority  Obstacle or hindrance Counterdependent Behavior Overdependent Behavior

20 Closing Managing Up  Communicate (Again!)

21 Closing Managing Up Questions? Thank you! John Joachim Cathy Hufford


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