Managing Up!: 59 Ways to Build a Career-advancing Relationship with Your Boss

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 2000 - Business & Economics - 251 pages
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With the inspiring collection of ideas, strategies & tactics found in this book, readers will learn to: Enhance their relationship with their supervisor in a constructive & effective manner; Accurately read their boss's likes & dislikes; Provide the kind of support that helps their boss succeed; Make sure they're in tune with their boss's goals; Build mentoring & networking relationships throughout the organization; Handle criticism, deal with problem bosses & more.
  

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Contents

Do Good Work
1
Be Supportive Not Competitive
7
Get Involved in Your Profession
10
Observe Your Bosss Style
13
Give Advance Warning About Problems
18
Keep Your Word
20
Figure Out Your Bosss Likes and Dislikes
23
Observe Your Bosss Times of Day
28
Recognize Your Bosss Humanity
121
Be Aware of Whats Going On but Dont Get Political
124
Sharpen Your Decision Skills
129
Consider Your Boss a Customer
131
Work on Better Communication
133
Manage Your Time Effectively
138
Take Your Job Seriously but Take Yourself Lightly
140
Build Your Skills and Knowledge in Management
143

Learn How Your Boss Feels About Paperwork
30
Make Sure Youre in Tune With Your Bosss Goals
33
Help Your Boss Succeed
39
Be a Goodmouther
41
Learn How to Negotiate Like a Pro
43
Learn When to Fight How to Fight and When to Leave Well Enough Alone
48
Visit Quickly and Not Too Often
55
Give Negative Feedback Well
57
Dont Become a Threat
62
Accept Responsibility
65
Prepare for Your Meetings
67
Build an Appropriate Personal Relationship
72
Look Like a Professional
77
Give Credit and Praise Generously
80
Stand Up for What You Believe and Need
86
Be Informative but Not a Tattletale
90
Build Mentoring and Networking Relationships Throughout the Organization
94
Listen
99
Tolerate Some Bad Moods
101
Demonstrate Total Loyalty and Respect the Chain of Command
104
Learn to Handle Criticism
109
Get Organized
111
Limit the Great Ideas and Sell Them Effectively
113
Check Your Priorities With the Big Picture
118
Develop Your Writing Skills
148
Learn How to Train Others
150
Arrange for Your Own Performance Appraisals on a Regular Basis
152
Write a 515 Report Each Week
159
Do More
162
Find the Hidden Keys to the Executive Suite
165
Learn the Symbolic Language of the Organization
172
Watch the Game Film
175
Develop a Personal Intelligence Network in Your Organization
177
Take Care of Your Monkeys but Dont Collect Them
182
Identify and Go After Important Job Assignments
186
Learn How to Delegate
189
Dont Try to Manipulate Try to Influence Instead
196
Uncover Hidden Agendas
199
Build Connections With Other Deportments
202
Identify Your Bosss fillies and Enemies to Avoid Stepping on the Wrong Toes
208
Ask for a Promotion
211
Deal Effectively With Stereotypes and Prejudices
214
Learn How to Deal With Problem Bosses
222
Conclusion
233
Bibliography and Suggested Reading
235
About the Authors
241
Index
243
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Michael S. Dobson is an author, consultant, and popular seminar leader in project management, communications, and personal success. He lives in Chicago.

Deborah S. Dobson, M.Ed., is vice president for human resources for GATX Terminals Corporation in Chicago. Ex expert in organizational development and management effectiveness, she has consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She lives with her husband in Chicago.

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