With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. This is the reminiscence of a famous CEO's secretary, but it is better than you might expect. Jack Welch's former executive assistant and now author Rosanne Badowski spins anecdotes nicely.
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They all provide great advice, but this book offered the advice through the art of storytelling and not the other way around. Most of this is from her humor,. Seriously, go read some more of the quotes below.
Aside from that, her practical advice and point of view were excellent. The primary example of this was her minute or 5- or 3- or 2- turn around time when you get something.
By shortening the umbilical between the initiating request and the appropriate action, you can cut way down on the whoops factor that plagues many operations. A ten-minute rule is very helpful. Set a tight time limit on when to initiate action.
Better yet, use a five- or a three- minute rule. Challenge yourself to immediately pick up the phone or crank out an e-mail. Obviously there are things that require more time, but this is some seriously good advice. Just look at the chapter titles:. As much as all of this seems like common sense, she really added a lot to each of the titles. Her advice was excellent and I would most definitely take a class she taught! It was a quick and hilarious read and I plan on buying a copy in the near future to put on my professional development bookshelf AKA my messy desk at work.
There is no point in crying. Get back on the horse, stick your chin out, and get on with the fight. Get on with winning. Resilience comes from your headand your nerves and guts. Forgiveness comes from your heart. In return, employees must adopt the established agenda and make it of paramount personal and professional importance. Business is about today and tomorrow. And if it is, it will make itself felt in the established culture of the organization, not by moldering away in some filing cabinet or the digital equivalent.
Real-world ideas and information are precious commodities. Turn yourself into a pipeline and feed the boss what he or she needs to know. But why would you want to? Grimness and gloom can be immense burdens. We win when the boss wins; the boss wins when we win. You may use another term, if you prefer. To manage up effectively, you need to be brave enough to persist; otherwise the issue will remain open.
The deficiency may start one rung up the ladder from where you are, or be spreading down from the top of the organization.
What should you do? Go to work on your team and make it a model for the rest of your company. Success breeds success. That kind of single-mindedness helps keep your emotions from taking over when unexpected frustrations and disappointments occur. In that same blink, new opportunities make themselves available all around you. Flexibility and willingness to embrace the opportunities give you an endless runway.
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6 Ways to Manage Up and Make Yourself Indispensable
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Managing Up: How to Forge an Effective Relationship With Those Above You
They all provide great advice, but this book offered the advice through the art of storytelling and not the other way around. Most of this is from her humor,. Seriously, go read some more of the quotes below. Aside from that, her practical advice and point of view were excellent. The primary example of this was her minute or 5- or 3- or 2- turn around time when you get something.
What It Means to 'Manage Up'
Rosanne Badowski and Roger Gittines. Whatever we select for our library has to excel in one or the other of these two core criteria:. We rate each piece of content on a scale of 1—10 with regard to these two core criteria. Our rating helps you sort the titles on your reading list from adequate 5 to brilliant
Managing Up (Summary)
Look Inside. Everyone has a boss. And anyone who has aspired to move up the corporate ladder knows that their relationship with those they report to is crucial. In Managing Up Rosanne Badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of what it takes to make your relationship with your boss work to your advantage, no matter where you stand in the corporate hierarchy. Told through rich, colorful anecdotes about her years spent working with one of the smartest, most demanding and dynamic business leaders of the twentieth century, legendary GE CEO Jack Welch, Badowski reveals the secrets to career success she has gleaned over the years. Everyone is a manager, in one way or another, Badowski points out.