Managing Up

  • 6 on-demand lessons
  • Reflection exercises
  • Insights from other leaders globally
  • A cheat sheet summarizing best practices

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  1. Rethinking Managing Up Free

    10 mins
    Managing up impacts everyone.  Us, our team, our manager, and even the company. Actions relating to managing up were found to be about 50% more important than managing direct re...
  2. When You + Your Boss Need to Strengthen Your Day-to-Day Dynamic

    11 mins
    Be intentional with your time.  MORE time gets wasted on unclear initiatives when we aren’t creating space to align with one another. Clear expectations for what we need.  We ca...
  3. When You + Your Boss Miscommunicate

    17 mins
    When we miscommunicate, it often can come from not either understanding what is expected from our role or our manager not understanding what we expect from their role. We need t...
  4. When You + Your Boss Disagree

    19 mins
    Clear mind:  Make sure you assume positive intent, emphasize the common destination (not the divergent paths), and show them the facts (don’t just tell them).  Focus on the comm...
  5. When You Need to Give Feedback to Your Boss

    15 mins
    No one agrees with another person 100% of the time.  We have to normalize conflict.  Dissent is truly an obligation in managing up They don’t know what we are thinking/feeling o...
  6. Scenarios About Your Own Boss

    16 mins
    Now customize this framework to best fit your situation.  To manage up, we need to be…Intentional with time. Define our roles. Find common ground. Normalize conflict. What do yo...
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About your trainers…

Claire Lew
CEO at Know Your Team

Claire’s mission in life is to help people become happier at work. She’s been published in Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Inc, CNBC, and Fortune, among others. She speaks internationally on how to create more open honest work environments.

Jenny Nichols
Leadership Trainer and Coach at Know Your Team

Jenny has a clear vision for the future: No more bad bosses. She has 10+ years in leadership development, and is pursuing her Ph.D. so she can better align data and research to leadership practices. She works with leaders to help them thrive.

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