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Managing Up with Any Boss … Even a Great One!

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If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the idyllic DEFCON 5/4 scenario with a great boss, you might be tempted to think that managing up isn’t necessary. Well, not so fast. Here the managing up focus isn’t trying to deal with a difficult boss; instead, your task is to make your boss’s job easier so they can be even more effective. I’ll never forget one of my best bosses telling me one day, “Dana, I love having you on my team because you take things off my plate instead of packing things on my plate every time I see you.” Indeed, even though I had a great workplace environment and a great boss, ...

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