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Managing Up

Managing Up

Managing up is all about getting the most from your working relationship with your boss. For some people, that can mean truly “managing their manager” because the boss is not delivering on basic things. For others, it might be more aspirational.

Ellie talks about what both types mean and how to succeed in your aspirations to “manage up.”

Mentoring: How to Actually Boost Someone's Career

Mentoring: How to Actually Boost Someone's Career

If your approach to mentorship is solely about making introductions, you're doing it wrong.

Much like leadership coaching and Bitcoin, mentorship is much-talked about but not widely understood. Mentorship is about a lot more than making a few introductions and telling some stories. We compiled a few pointers to get you on the right track.

4 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Credibility

4 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Credibility

Every day and in every interaction, people make assumptions about us.

Here are four small changes you can make to be taken more seriously, whoever you are and whatever your role.

How (Not) to Coach People

How (Not) to Coach People

I once worked with a leadership coach; it can't have been an easy gig for him. My company at the time hired him to work with a few senior leaders, all of whom were themselves coaches to senior leaders at other companies.

But even making allowances for that, let me put it bluntly: he did a terrible job.

Leadership Coaching: What, Why, Who, and How?

Leadership Coaching: What, Why, Who, and How?

You've come to the right place if you would like any of the following - for yourself or your team:

  • To get better at what you do.
  • To gain a third-party perspective on your professional career.
  • To be held accountable.
  • To be advised and mentored.
  • To bounce ideas around with a professional in your field. 
  • To get honest, well-intentioned feedback.
  • To get personalized support and mentorship from a professional.