“Managing Up” Through The Looking Glass by Roz Usheroff

Posted on July 7, 2014


Editor’s Note: In promoting our value within our organization do procurement professionals have to learn how to better Manage Up?

The Remarkable Leader

This is NOT what ‘managing up” means. It is not about making your boss look good, except incidentally . . . Managing up is handling the preparation or politics that can affect success . . . Sometimes it involves making your boss look good. Sometimes it involves rolling your boss if the boss is undermining a critical strategy for your company or organization. – reader comment relating to Wall Street Journal article “What It Means to Manage Up” by Liz Garone

It is not often that I read an article in which the insights of a reputable journalist for an internationally recognized publication is so openly and definitively challenged.

In making this statement I am not suggesting that just because an expert in their field makes a statement it should automatically be accepted without question.  After all a sincere debate between well informed parties enhances the value of…

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