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Ways and Means for Managing Up: 50 Strategies for Helping You and Your Boss Succeed by F. William Smullen

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Every Problem Needs a Solution

No matter where you reside on the organizational ladder, you are going to confront problems. They’re inevitable and merit a double reaction—to accept them and to do something about them.

Forget about the past and what could or should have been. It’s too late now. Sure, learn from what happened or went wrong so that you don’t repeat it, but invest not in feeling helpless or defeated but in moving things to a better place.

The most efficient way around an obstacle or problem is to recognize a way, the best way, forward. Sometimes that takes courage or creativity, but it also takes persistence to overcome whatever ...

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