the courage to manage up

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Managing projects, people and multiple priorities is hard enough. Creating win-win situations and building a strong relationship with your boss can sometimes be a challenge. Is there a way that you can create a win-win partnership with your boss that builds cooperation and achieves success for both of you? Absolutely! In this session, youll explore the three factors you must master to effectively manage up whether its with your boss or hers. Youll discover the importance of adapting to others behavioral styles, use the Partnership Scorecard to build trust and a stronger relationship with your boss, and youll determine which strategies will best help you to get buy-in from your boss and achieve your personal and professional goals.

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  • 1.The Courage to Manage Uppresented by Cathi Hight 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up1

2. Courage is FirstCourage is the first of the humanqualities because it is a quality whichguarantees all the others.--Winston Churchill 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 2 3. How Can I Get along better with my boss? Align with my boss agenda? Get buy-in from my boss and achieve MY goals? 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 3 4. What is Managing Up?A Definition: Influencing someone with power over youManaging up requires general influence skills, relationship management, negotiation techniques and working well with others 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. 2011 Hight Performance The Courage to Manage UpManaging Up 4 4 5. The Success Secrets Your Dad Didnt Tell You and Your Mom Didnt Know 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 5 6. The Three Factors to Master The Style Factor The Partnership Factor The Courage Factor 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 6 7. The Style FactorThe one who makes it to the top hasluck, works hard, is bright and believes inteam work. Although its not a personalitygame, you have to bepersonable, likable, and able to getalong.--J. Richard Munro, CO-CHAIRMAN AND CO-CEOTime Warner, Inc. 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 7 8. Successful People Understand the Style Factor Understand themselves and how theirbehavior affects others Understand their reactions to other people Know how to maximize on what they dowell Know how to adapt their behavior to meetthe needs of other people and particularsituations 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 8 8 9. Knowing Me, Knowing You 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 9 9 10. The Partnership Factor Trust is a skill, one that is an aspect of virtually all human practices, cultures, and relationships. --Robert C. Sullivan 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 10 11. Build a Strong Partnership with Your Boss See the big picture Align your initiatives with corporate objectives Know your bosss goals and challenges Understand his expectations of you and assignments Get together regularly and plan for your meetings Work through your boss and not around her Be a credible performer (excellence, reliable) Listen strategically and ask good questions Present problems with solutions 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 1111 12. The Courage FactorIn business, courageous action is really aspecial king of calculated risk taking. Peoplewho become good leaders have a greater thanaverage willingness to make bold moves, butthey strengthen their chances of successandavoid career suicidethrough carefuldeliberation and preparation. --Kathleen K. Reardon Professor of Management and Organization, USC 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up12 13. Six Courage Skills 1. Set Your Goals 2. Determine Your Goals Importance 3. Tip the Power Balance 4. Weigh Risks and Benefits 5. Select the Right Time 6. Develop Contingency Plans 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 13 14. Prepare for Your Defining MomentTime is a tyrant: inaction is a choice.When uncertainty reigns, the great dangeris in stopping to wait until it resolves, if itever does. Those who instead, take actionwill influence the outcome. --Tsun-yan Hsieh,Director, Sony Corporation 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up14 15. Have the Courage to Manage Up Recognize behavior styles and flex yours to create win-win interactions Be a trusted partner with your boss to achieve goals Practice courage calculation to make high-risk decisions 2012 Hight Performance Group, Inc. The Courage to Manage Up 15