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Publisher's Summary

Your boss plays an important role in your career. So how do you navigate this delicate, significant professional relationship without playing political games or compromising your character?

Managing Up offers concise, expert tips on:

  • Understanding your manager's priorities and pressures
  • Setting a positive tone for the relationship
  • Managing expectations - and egos
  • Earning trust and respect

About Harvard Business Review's 20-Minute Manager series:

Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with Harvard Business Review's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each audiobook in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic.

Advice you can quickly hear and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives - from the most trusted source in business.

©2014 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Common sense

I was disappointed in this. first it assumes that all managers are competent and reasonable people, which for anyone who has had a toxic manager, this does not apply. if you have a good manager you have no need to try to "manage up" your manager. It seems that most tips suggested are to placate and to coddle the ego of a manager.

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Underwhelming

It didn't offer any strong strategies for managing up. six words remaining for this review.

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Insightful

Some good information. I will definitely listen to it again. I found this book to be thought provoking so my mind often wandered to practical application of some of the advice. I think I will gain even more insight by listening again. The narrator had good pacing and a pleasant, easy to listen to voice.

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A quick way to get ideas on how to manage up

A quick, easy listen that gets some ideas ready for you to think about with your manager.

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good reading

This is a must read for new, seasoned, and potential managers who want to stand out in the crowd.

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female managers are the best?

outlines essential principles well but most of the case examples involved females. Are they more willing to be transparent and approachable? if there is a gender specific management style, how does one approach this across genders? If it's beyond the scope of this article, perhaps the author could give references.

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Clearly delivered message

Clearly delivered message. This was an easy audible to listen through. Touching on the basics and painting a clear picture for those new to managing up.

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Obvious

This book seemed to dwell in the obvious. Maybe it would be good for somebody in their very early career but I’m worried some of the assertive techniques might not work so well if you are brand new. For more seasoned people it was pretty cliché.

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Only good for entry level employees and the clueless

If you’re looking for in depth guidance, this a isn’t it. This is more like a rules book for “how to be a good employee to your boss” ugh

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Quick and helpful audio listen

I kind of wish the voice was a woman otherwise I really enjoyed this! It was really helpful when thinking about relationships in the work place and how to be effective with higher ups. I definitely recommend and will probably listen again!