Book | 2008

Managing Up

by Linda A. Hill

Abstract

Managing up is not political game playing. Rather, it's a conscious approach to working with your supervisor toward goals that are important to both of you. Through managing up, you build a productive working relationship with your boss and create a way to use the complementary strengths of you and your boss to deliver value to your company. This volume helps you: Understand the business results you produce by learning how to manage up; Cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship with your manager; Communicate effectively with your boss about priorities and problems; and Negotiate win-win solutions to on-the-job challenges with your supervisor.

Keywords: Interpersonal Communication; Employees; Managerial Roles; Alliances; Value Creation;

Citation:

Hill, Linda A. Managing Up. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press, 2008. (Mentor.)