Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up by John Baldoni
Acclaimed leader John Baldoni teaches ambitious managers how to get their ideas heard--and acted upon. In Lead Your Boss, he provides readers with both a powerful new approach and timeless methods for influencing their bosses and their peers and earning rapport with senior leadership teams. You'll how to leverage positive traits--like initiative, resilience, empathy, and courage--to manage up, and will explore proven strategies for: developing spheres of influence, handling tough issues, asserting yourself diplomatically, putting the team first, persuading up, establishing trust, using organizational politics to everyone's advantage, and inspiring others throughout your organization. Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top. Featuring instructive stories based on real-life experiences from leaders at all levels, this secret weapon for middle managers reveals effective, tactical advice for becoming a key player in any organization even before you reach the C-Suite.