Managing Up: Helping Your Boss is the Best Way to Help Yourself

Publication Date: 4/2008

Source: SO01 Public Relations Tactics
Product Code: 6C-040808
Organization/Author/Firm: Ken Jacobs
Specialization(s): Career Development
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Having the basic PR skills — such as writing powerfully, building client relationships, understanding the media, supervising well, giving persuasive presentations and managing time efficiently — simply isn’t enough these days to keep you on an accelerated career track. You must be able to “manage up.”

Managing up is not “brownnosing,” but creating mutually beneficial relationships with your supervisors by communicating effectively, and it can play a critical role in getting you to the next level and beyond. The following five recommendations will help you start.