Managing Upwards

Upwards management is the art of managing your boss.

Get to know your boss.

Earn her trust by being efficient with the tasks she gives you.

Think around the subject – do a little extra and test her reaction.  If she likes it do it more often.

Think how it feels to be in her shoes.  What pressures is she under?  What would make a big difference to her?

Don’t wait to be asked – just do it.

Don’t try to take her place – become her trusted side-kick.

Gradually turn the relationship into a partnership where you both work together for the good of the business.

Now that’s what every good boss wants of her staff.