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Managing Your Manager

by | The Accidental Creative

Leadership isn’t about being on top, it’s about being in the middle. This means that you not only have to learn how to manage those on your team, but also that you must develop the ability to manage up in order to get what you and the team need to succeed.

On this episode, we share a few key principles for entering into difficult conversations with your manager:

  1. Approach the conversation with respect and assume the best.
  2. Have your supporting facts in order and make your case clearly.
  3. Aim for small wins and build from there.

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The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

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