“On the 9th day of Christmas a Manager said to me…
HOW DO I MANAGE UPWARDS?“
🌟(Sing along to the 12 days of Christmas song!)🌟
(8) Why aren’t they listening?
(7) I don’t have time to do this!
(6) Another 4-box model?
(5) DO I REALLY HAVE TO DO THESE 1:1’s?
(4) What can I delegate?
(3) How do I give feedback?
(2) Who are my team?
(1) I don’t know what’s expected of me!
The term 'manage upwards' is often seen as either manipulative or even cheeky. But the truth is, sometimes we need our own managers to do things, so we can succeed at doing our things!
⛄️ Be a grown up about it.
⛄️ If you need something from them, ask them!
⛄️ Consider the conversation before hand, what will they want to know, what objections might they have, will it cost anything, what impact will it have on your workload etc.
⛄️ Choose your timings carefully and be prepared to be answer more questions
🎄Keep a look out for further days of Christmas to help develop Manager skills!🎄
Learning doesn't just happen in a training session. It happens all around us! Follow my ramblings and continue to see the world in a different light!