20-Minute Manager: Managing Up

20-Minute Manager: Managing Up

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Harvard Business Review Press Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2014 Audio summary available
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Horrible bosses have become a permanent fixation of American culture and an undeniable reality in some corners of the modern workplace. For the most part, though, bosses are normal human beings trying to do their best in positions of authority. Your relationship with your boss is a human one, and pouring care and commitment into the relationship will inevitably strengthen it and produce positive results for your company. In 20-Minute Manager: Managing Up, Harvard Business Review presents some clear-sighted instructions on how to improve your relationship with your manager. By understanding your boss, working to clarify and manage expectations, communicating clearly, negotiating well, and being vigilant in relational upkeep, you can solidify a great relationship and have an increased voice in the halls of power.