• Managing Up

  • How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss
  • By: Mary Abbajay
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Managing up helps you build the sort of relationships that foster more communication, collaboration, cooperation, and understanding between people at different levels of power, with a variety of perspectives and skills. This type of bridge-building builds your reputation for effectiveness and fit, so you can start skipping rungs on the ladder as you build a strong, successful career.

Managing Up is your personal manual for building this vital skill so you can begin building your best future. Real-world strategies give you a set of actionable steps, supplemented by expert advice from a top leadership consultant that helps you get on track to advancement. It's never too early or too late to start adjusting your alignment, and this audiobook provides the help you need to start accelerating your trajectory. 

Develop robust relationships with influential people; enhance your self-awareness and become more adaptable; gain new opportunities and accelerate your career; and stop 'schmoozing' and develop true, lasting connections.

©2018 Careerstone Group, LLC (P)2018 Gildan Media

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Redundant, nothing new

I really hoped this book would give me some insight on a former (horrible) manager. But it seemed more like a communication skills workshop booklet. Plus, the author repeats the same mantras over and over. This may be a personal thing, but the narrator irritates me like nails on a chalkboard for this type of book (romance novel may be OK). I usually finish a book once I start reading but I just can’t finish this one.

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Just ok

Its less about getting ahead and about coping. Some good tips but overall its just ok

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Made for junior high kids and entitlement

The start of the book seems interesting, but as the book progresses, the content begins to sound more like a junior high book mentioning poop this and poop that. 2/3 of the way through, the content sounds like just leave your job and avoid further issues if you can’t work with your boss. Basically, “if you can’t beat ‘em, quit ‘em” mentality. This book in relation to purposeful strategies, difficult conversations techniques, influence, management, etc just seems to leave you wondering if there is any real evidence to support the majority of this book. I don’t recommend this book and am unhappy that I purchased it. This book does not teach you how to bloom where you are planted even when you in a poop situation as the book has mentioned. I stopped reading/listening to this book bc it became boring and lacking in content.

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an excellent tool for success

the material is both relevant and thorough. I must have for anyone with a boss. I would even recommend that bosses read it for perspective.

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Wide, but thin. Often stating the obvious.

This is basically a book describing a bunch of different types of bosses and offering some very thin advice that all boils down to "work in the way your boss wants you to work".

Since you likely only have one boss right now, most chapters will not feel relevant or practical. I would much prefer that this book didn't attempt to organize itself around the labels of boss types. Would be much better to spend time focusing on the solutions.

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Highly Recommended Book

Managing Up offers great insights and strategies for working with various types of bosses and managers. it's easy to read format, practical tips, and relevant real life examples will add value to any employee who struggles to connect with their boss. Also, it is an insightful self reflection tool for managers.

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lots of Aha Moments

Great book on how to work with different types of bosses. Some of it is fairly common sense, but it helps to put it into different categories and archetypes so that you can quickly identify and apply the right tactics.

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The Boss Survival Guide Bible

EXTREMELY INSIGHTFUL!!! What's more succinct, programmatic, and most of all ACTIONABLE. This is not one of those books that is full of fluff and theory. It gets to the heart of the matter and gives you practical and excellent direction. YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!

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Every working professional must listen

I cannot recommend it more because in career, we will be seeing various kinds of bosses. No single person can mentor you more than this book.

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Annoying Narration, for a teaching book.

The Narrator is annoying, she reads the book with an attitude. This book is not intended to be read in this fashion, of performing arts. It is a teaching book and the attitude can be left out. There are parts of the book that can benefit from the performance art but majority of the book should be read with less force and more teach. At times the narrator is so bad that I cannot follow the content. I am not done with the book but I’m writing this review because I might not finish the audio, and might have to go pick up the hard copy. Wish I could return this audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-31-21

Many great ideas

This book was a thorough review of workplace dynamics. both from the view of the employer and the employee. helpful for those looking to get along better and improve their position as their workplace.