Imagine being a middle leader with a new and experienced line manager who happens to be a micro-manager continually asking questions, having an opinion on everything you do, interfering in what you do daily and how you lead, high jacking your meetings with your teams, giving you feedback where you’ve no idea about the ‘why’ of this particular comment, for example, ‘you need to be closer to your teams’. How would you feel?
In this episode, I discuss what ‘managing up’ is and I explore the 7 essential tools to influence up.
– When you manage up, you communicate differently
– When you create a level of safety, you encourage a degree of vulnerability
– When you maximise both synergies for maximal impact, you build great relationships
I love sharing my 7 coaching questions so that you can think about managing up’ when you prepare for that next meeting with your new line manager.
The transcript for this podcast is available here.
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