managing up

My Manager is a Lousy Career Coach. Now What?

I’ll never forget the moment. I was in an alignment meeting with one of our Roundtable group coaching program participants and his direct manager. We were talking about the key behaviours that my coachee was going to need to demonstrate to be successful. With great confidence, his manager leaned back in his seat and said …

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Balancing Multiple Priorities: How to stay sane in an increasingly demanding workplace

Do you ever feel like you’re drinking out of a fire hose when it comes to managing your never-ending to-do list?  Busy-itis is the latest affliction causing many leaders sleepless nights, missed episodes of Mad Men and feverish checking of smartphones while “relaxing” on vacation.  How much is too much?  And what can leaders in the …

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Managing Up: How to effectively influence the executive level

Think that managing your boss feels too manipulative or like you’re sucking up?  Think again my friends.  Managing up is a complex and, in today’s fully matrixed organizations, crucial ability that leaders need in order to thrive (and possibly survive).  During our April PowerRoundtable, we benefited from the wisdom and experience of three dynamic leaders: Stacey …

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