When you hear the phrase “manage up” or “lead up,” it’s easy to assume that means that your boss isn’t doing their job and you have to teach them how to do it. But it’s not that simple. When you consider that 82% of leaders were promoted into their role because they were great at doing the job of the people reporting to them, not because they were identified as a great leader, it’s clear you’ll have a decent chance of getting in with a boss who has some opportunity areas.
But even those who are good or even great bosses need to both lead and be led. We wanted to get into how to make that a normal, healthy part of your partnership with your boss, so we talked with guest alumni Dena Alspach and Brad Walter about approaches they’ve taken in their careers, and what learnings they can share to help other Professional Humans be better at work.
This was a live episode recorded on June 28, 2016 at Republic.
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