Lead Your Boss

The Subtle Art of Managing Up
Narrated by: Paul Hernandez
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Business, Management
3.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top in order to get his or her ideas heard and ultimately acted upon. In Lead Your Boss, recognized leadership guru John Baldoni gives managers new as well as tried and true methods for influencing both their bosses and their peers, and giving senior leaders reasons to follow their lead.

Featuring instructive stories based on real-life experiences from leaders at all levels. Lead Your Boss gives readers practical, tactical advice on becoming a key player in any organization, regardless of whether or not they have an office in the Csuite! YET.

©2009 John Baldoni (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Surprisingly Good

I have read my share of business books and this one is surprisingly good. There are lots of books about how to be THE leader, but this one recognizes that you are most likely ONE of the leaders with your own boss to report to. I thought that the vignettes of other leaders helped to characterize many points and the author seemed careful about keeping the examples as tangible as possible.
It was well narrated and a pretty easy listen.

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Great tips.

This book provides many great tips. I am strongly recommending that you read it, because it helps me and I warrant it cans the same to you as well.

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this book is not what the title suggested

if you saw the title and thought "sure I have a boss who I have to lead", you're deceived. half of this book is about leading down, not really leading up. it does not tell you how to deal with bosses who couldn't and wouldn't lead.

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mislabled

This book is helpful for middle management who are looking to become more effective leaders. Only 1/10th of the book even mentions leading up, instead focusing on leading "down". If you're new to leadership, this book has some valuable insight. If you are looking for ways to lead those above you, do not purchase this book.

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  • Chris Roelofse
  • 03-11-12

Not a single original idea and misleading title

For anyone who has never read a book on leadership in general, you would find this to be a useful introduction. For the rest of us who are trying to deepen our insights and be challenged with new and original ideas in our quest to influance sideways and upward... well - rather read something else. The book is filled with cliche's. Furthermore, I do not know how they relate the title to the contents. This book is not about leading up, but about leadership in general.
Rather look into "Linchpin", "360 degree leader" and "how to become CEO". Another book not on Audible is "The art of WOO" - excellent read on influance.