Jeffrey Levy replied to the topic “Managing Up” – What does it mean and why is everyone talking about it? in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 7 years, 3 months ago
Oh, one more thing your manager is responsible for: helping you grow.
Any time you spot an opportunity to increase your skills, speak up: training, conferences, webinars, or even meetings that interest you.
On that last one, for example, I brought a junior staff member to a briefing for our deputy administrator. He learned more about how senior managers interact than “subject matter” stuff, but that was one of the reasons I brought him.
A good boss wants to help you expand your abilities, but can’t be watching over you every second. So help out!
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