How do I look good to my boss? How do I stay on the same page as them?
What do I do to avoid unwanted surprises with my manager? What are the best approaches to managing up well?
These are common questions mid-level leaders and individual contributors alike ask themselves when they start working on a new team.
Unfortunately, despite this being a common challenge, there’s not a lot written about the subject of managing up. Since our mission is to help people be more successful at work and on their teams, we’re here to help.
We asked a number of leaders in the Lighthouse network for their advice on managing up, and below is some of the best advice we heard.