Managing Up How to Forge an Effective Relationship with Those above You

ISBN-10: 0385507739
ISBN-13: 9780385507738
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Description: Everyone has a boss. And anyone who has aspired to move up the corporate ladder knows that their relationship with those they report to is crucial. In Managing Up Rosanne Badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of  More...

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List price: $15.99
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Everyone has a boss. And anyone who has aspired to move up the corporate ladder knows that their relationship with those they report to is crucial. In Managing Up Rosanne Badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of what it takes to make your relationship with your boss work to your advantage, no matter where you stand in the corporate hierarchy. Told through rich, colorful anecdotes about her years spent working with one of the smartest, most demanding and dynamic business leaders of the twentieth century, legendary GE CEO Jack Welch, Badowski reveals the secrets to career success she has gleaned over the years. At heart, it’s about working with the person above you to create a productive and effective partnership. Everyone is a manager, in one way or another, Badowski points out. She discusses first-hand what it’s like to have to be a mind reader, to anticipate the future, to plan for the unexpected, and to perform the impossible. With refreshing candor and a hint of attitude, Badowski’s advice is unlike any other. She advises us that “Impatience is a virtue,” to “Have no shame,” and to “Beware the too-quiet office.” Having worked in one of the most challenging, high-profile corporate environments anywhere, no one knows more about prioritizing, about making decisions on behalf of your boss, about sifting through a daily barrage of data and information, about multitasking at warp speed, and exhibiting grace under fire. Ultimately, Badowski says, excelling at what you do is about a shared passion for the job. Managing Up is an invaluable guide for managing your career and juggling responsibilities with finesse and confidence. It should become a management bible for anyone hoping to get ahead in their profession. From the Hardcover edition.

ROSANNE BADOWSKIhas worked with former GE CEO Jack Welch for thirteen years. Prior to becoming Welch’s executive assistant, she spent twelve years in administrative positions in international human resources, executive management, and organization planning at GE. She lives in Easton, Connecticut. From the Hardcover edition.

Roger Gittines lives in Washington, D.C.

Foreword
Introduction
Chemistry
Trust
Confidence
Impatience
Energy
Resilience
Humor
Common Sense
Preparedness
Adaptability
Simplicity
Fairness
Communication
Teamwork
Passion and Purpose
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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