The Art of Managing Up

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The Art of Managing Up

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Managing up is about making your own life easier at work. An ability to manage up is seen as a core leadership skill that can help you to be more in control of your own workload and enable you to use your initiative. It may even brighten your career prospects. Even better, done well, managing up can help take the pressure off your boss. And that can alleviate pressure from "higher up" on you and make for a more harmonious work place. Want to turn things around? Start working through this practical module now.

A practical module packed full of tips, advice and reflections designed to help you think about what you can do to better manage your energy at work.

 

 

This module has been accredited for 6 core PDP points by The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Members should contact us at info@changechampions.com.au when they have completed the course to receive their Certificate of Completion with the required wording.  ID no: 12344.

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The Art of Managing Up

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Managing up is about making your own life easier at work. An ability to manage up is seen as a core leadership skill that can help you to be more in control of your own workload and enable you to use your initiative. It may even brighten your career prospects. Even better, done well, managing up can help take the pressure off your boss. And that can alleviate pressure from "higher up" on you and make for a more harmonious work place. Want to turn things around? Start working through this practical module now.

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Makaela was 12 years old when she first managed up. Having disobeyed her mother, she decided to cut a jagged fringe into her voluminous curly locks. But, with her limited experience using scissors, she accidentally created a bald patch in her scalp. Makaela knew that there would be consequences when the fringe and bald patch were discovered. So, thinking through how badly, or not, her mother might react, she decided to confess first. Hesitantly, she approached her mother to apologise. Makaela’s confession was considered, if not strategic. While demanding to see the aftermath of Makaela’s brief foray into hairdressing, her mother burst into laughter. That’s quite a different result from an outpouring of anger and the severity of punishment that could have been metered out if her mother had discovered the bald patch first. And all because Makaela had the ability to anticipate and the temerity to speak up and manage up.

Most of you will have had some experience of managing up even if it was, as a teenager, admitting that it was you who accidentally scored a goal through the living room window before your parents discovered the shattered glass in their wool carpet. Maybe you initiated the negotiations with your folks to study art instead of chemistry in senior high school.

Managing up is a core leadership or development skill. It’s also about applying a set of principles, drawing on attributes and engaging in ethical practices and behaviour so that you and your boss will feel like you are on the front foot most of the time. That is quite an advantage in today’s high pressure work places. You will feel more able to anticipate challenges, issues and events before they arise. That will enable you to respond to demands in a more considered and timely way. And when you have time to think carefully about your work, the quality improves. In managing up, you and your boss have the potential to form stronger bonds that are built on trust at respect and a more harmonious working relationship. You can become a tight, higher functioning team and that success will be likely evidenced in your and your boss's enhanced performance.

There is very little information available on the actual skills and attributes required, and how to manage up. This practical module addresses the “what”, “when”, “why” and “how” of managing up as a way to optimise your own and your boss’s efficiency and effectiveness, to create a positive culture at work and ultimately, enable both you and your boss to optimise the team’s or organisation’s success. You may be a manager of your own team or you may be the sole report to your manager. But, if you are in a position where you are required to manage up at work, having the skills and confidence to do so is important for your own personal development

Managing up at work is not difficult. It just takes commitment, authenticity, common sense, resilience and emotional intelligence.

"Comprehensive, well thought out and an easy read. Wish I had discovered information like this sooner....."   Nurse Unit Manager, Victoria, Australia

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