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Managing Upwards


Does anyone have any training information available on 'Managing Upwards'? Would be grateful if you would contact me.
Colette Johnson

3 Responses

  1. Can’t contact you !
    Hi Colette,

    I can’t find any contac details for you, but I hope you check back for replies to your message.

    If so – can you expand a little on “Managing Upward” ?
    What level is(are) the candidate(s) ?
    Would something like “Stakeholder Management” be useful ?

  2. Managing from the middle
    Hi colette,
    I have a package that is called Managing from the middle and deals with leadership from Team Leader/Shift Leader position where pressures come from both ends of the spectrum

  3. Ten elements of managing up
    Hi Collette,

    I see ‘managing up’ as a combination of awareness, diplomacy plus knowledge of one’s needs and values.

    One of the coaching programs available to me as a CoachU grad lists ten elements of managing up around which a training program could readily be built;
    1) I empower my manager to manage me well
    2) I keep manager fully informed
    3) I meet weekly with my manager to report and learn
    4) I relate to my manager more as a great coach
    5) I make strong requests of my manager so as to be able to produce well
    6) I don’t compete or react to my manager
    7) I immediately give my manager problems I cannot solve
    8) I brief my manager well – data, options, recommendations
    9) I put myself in my manager’s shoes and manage from there
    10) I always stay in full communication with my manager.

    I would add a unit enabling participants to recognise their own needs ( defining ‘needs’ as what they must have met to perform at their highest level ) supplemented by another on how to communicate difficult issues to ensure concerns are heard rather than being simply reacted to in the knee-fashion which is invariable negative.

    The other piece of this is creating the corporate culture which grows people rather than consuming them like a fossil fuel – what I call a Sustainable Workplace.™

    Miles of smiles,

    Martin Sawdon.


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