The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up, 1st Edition

  • Dana Brownlee
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  • ISBN-10: 1523098201
  • ISBN-13: 9781523098200
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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What do you do when the biggest threat to your project is your boss? Bosses generally mean well, but clueless leadership from a well-intentioned boss can sometimes cause more damage than a criminal mastermind tying your project to the railroad tracks. This book provides refreshingly practical and candid insight into the best practices and techniques that project managers have successfully used for decades to manage a wide variety of senior-level stakeholders—ranging from perfectly competent and pleasant to downright dysfunctional and inept. While managing up is a valuable skill for any type of boss (not just the difficult ones), the book includes recommendations for managing six particularly challenging—and common—types of senior leaders. This book is not just for professionals seeking to enhance their workplace effectiveness but also for senior leaders interested in addressing their blind spots and coaching others toward a more collaborative, results-focused leadership approach.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Defining the “Difficult Boss”.
3: Defining “Managing Up”.
4: Managing the Tornado.
5: Managing the Wishful Thinker.
6: Managing the Clueless Chameleon.
7: Managing the MIA Boss.
8: Managing the Meddlesome Micromanager.
9: Managing the Naked Emperor.
10: Managing Up with Any Boss … Even a Great One!.
11: How Managers Can Help Their Staff Manage Up.
About the Author.
Other Backmatter.
Other Backmatter.