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.”
Any public-speaking coach worth their salt will tell you that your goal isn't to try to sound like a carbon-copy of your favorite speaker, it's to make the most of what you have.
One of the great privileges of being a leadership coach is getting to work with and learn from some of the smartest and most-driven people working today. You learn from each other, you form a partnership, and, as is the case with any good working relationship, both parties walk away from each interaction smarter.
A recent HBR study unpacked the qualities that make for a great leader. We examine them here.
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.
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.