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Managing Up

Narrated by: James Edward Thomas
Length: 46 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
4 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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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.

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

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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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