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it's okay to manage your boss

Learn the Proven Best Practices of the Most Successful High-Performing Employees

The working relationship employees have with their immediate managers is the number one factor determining their success.

So many managers are so busy – or otherwise unwilling or unable to provide strong leadership – that most employees simply do not get what they need from their managers. But employees can do a lot to help themselves.

Be the employee who says to every boss, “Great news, I’m going to take responsibility for my part of this management relationship! I know you are busy. I’m going to work with you to make sure I understand exactly what you expect of me. I’m going to learn standard operating procedures and use checklists. I’m going to keep track of everything I’m doing and exactly how I’m doing it. I’m going to help you monitor, measure, and document my performance, every step of the way. I’m going to solve problems as soon as they happen, and if I come to you for your help you’ll know I really need you. I’m going to learn and grow and be able to take on more responsibility. Then you’ll be one of the most valuable employees that boss has. 

Blending humor, insight, and concrete best-practices based on decades of research, Bruce Tulgan guides employees through the critical skills of managing their relationship with their bosses by highlighting what factors they can and can’t influence and how to work successfully within that framework.

Participants Will Learn to:
  • Build relationships of trust and confidence with their managers
  • Seek appropriate guidance, direction and support from their managers
  • Take on new tasks, responsibilities and projects
  • Stay focused at work and moving in the right direction
  • Increase their individual work productivity and quality
  • Keep track of their own performance and report regularly to their managers
  • Reduce waste, inefficiency, errors, down-time, and conflict with other employees
  • Learn, grow, and go the extra mile in their jobs
Techniques and Best Practices for:
  • Effective self-management
  • Establishing regular, structured, one-on-one communication with your manage
  • Customizing your approach to every person who manages you
  • Getting the information you need to understand exactly what is expected of you, every step of the way
  • Assessing and planning for the resources you need
  • Earning more rewards by working smarter, faster, and better

 

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