Whether managing an internal team, leading an external project, or building a collaborative movement, self-awareness and confidence are paramount for motivating individuals and teams towards greater impact. Building off of the foundational skills in Section One, this section of the Playbook will help you develop collaborative approaches to problem solving and hone your skills as a leader of individuals and teams.Start Section
Know when and how to manage up
The idea of managing up is to stretch yourself and find ways to go above and beyond your assigned tasks. As emerging leaders, “managing up” may be one of the most difficult roles to play, but if done well, it can build your reputation internally.
In the HBR article, Managing Your Boss, simple acts like maintaining a good attitude, jumping in when needed, building relationships, and doing quality work are all seen as critical to building trust and credibility with your manager.