What Does it Mean to “Manage Up”? | A Conversation with Amanda Sollman
There’s no doubt about it – learning to work effectively with your manager can be hard. But, at the same time, it’s absolutely critical if you’re going to be able to do your job and serve your customers as effectively as possible. One of the approaches that can make this relationship easier is something called “managing up.” This process challenges traditional beliefs about communication and responsibility between manager and employee, and creates a culture where initiative can come from anywhere.
In this episode, Amanda digs into managing up, what it means and how to do it. She walks you through:
- What can make the employee/manager relationship challenging
- The experience that taught her the importance of managing up
- What managing up is – and what it’s not
- Tips for implementing a managing up approach with your boss or your team
We feel really passionate about helping people experience a greater sense of empowerment and self-advocacy in all areas of life – including the workplace. Managing up is one strategy to help you feel that. Enjoy!
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