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  • Does your feedback help people change?
    Does your feedback help people change?
  • Do you frequently get into arguments?
    Do you frequently get into arguments?
  • How are you coming across to your boss?
    How are you coming across to your boss?
  • Are you getting the best out of your people?
    Are you getting the best out of your people?
  • Are your conversations achieving what you want?
    Are your conversations achieving what you want?
  • Can you allow discussion and still keep control?
    Can you allow discussion and still keep control?

Might your need to be more successful at managing upwards be met by this management training course called Skills with People?

Yes if you agree with any of the following 

  • I realise one of the most crucial people for me to manage successfully is my boss.
  • I'm much better at dealing with people below me than people above me. Unfortunately my boss has little first-hand experience of how well I deal with people in my department, only of how I deal with him or her, and that's often not very effectively.
  • If only I could treat my boss as an equal, but the trouble is I often feel intimidated in the presence of senior people, and then I'm not at my best.
  • When senior people ask me a question I feel in a panic and tend to dump information on them as fast as I can. I've noticed they're sometimes impatient with me or give me a glazed look when I do this.
  • When my boss asks me how I'm getting on I feel under great pressure to say 'fine', even when things are not fine.
  • My manager is often abusive. I'd dearly like to know how to stand up to this without putting my job at risk.
 

Is there more information on this website relevant to managing upwards?

Yes. You might also find our pages on feedback, listening skills and personal impact relevant and useful.

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