Are your working relationships working against you?
To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority or when you have a boss who gets in your way or when you're juggling others' needs at the expense of your own?
You can do it by managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it whether you're a young professional or an experienced leader.
The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you:
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This book has solid content. It is a collection of articles from the many issues of the Harvard Business Review.
The main weakness is that there are many charts/spreadsheets in the articles, and the narrator doesn't do a great job of making them accessible for a listening audience. If you're cool with that, it has good advice for managing your social capital at work.
This book takes old HBR articles and rehashes them. It does not give you true strategies for managing up, but rather talks in very broad generalities. I don't fell like I have a better handle on how to manage up than I did before listening to this book.
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