Hot Links To Learning – Managing Up

Managing Up is a crucial skill, but one of the hardest things to do. How well you do it can undoubtedly make or break your career. We get asked to incorporate some form of Managing Up skill development in 90+% of our Executive Coaching programs and Leadership Coaching Helpline calls, and it was a hot topic at our recent Round Table Discussion.

It’s important at a non-management level as well as new manager/supervisor level, and it exponentially increases in importance from there. It’s a critical imperative for Senior Managers and Executives. The flatter the management structure, the more crucial it is.

However, there is rarely any support or training given around Managing Up. The focus is normally on team leadership development; Managing Up skills are often left to languish in the corner, and only considered when fingers – or bridges – have been burnt. Hence we decided to collate some articles for you below in this week’s Hot Links to Learning.

On a different note, and in order to celebrate diversity, we would like to acknowledge and provide information about events across all cultures in our Hot Links To Learning. Therefore you can find some of this weeks’ events taken from the multicultural calendar below.

For more information on how we can help you develop Managing Up expertise through our Executive Coaching or ½-day training programs, give us a call on 02 7901 5618 or reply to this email to talk through your requirements and see how we can tailor a program for you.

This week’s Hot Links to Learning


6 Tips for ‘Managing Up’ and What That Even Means – An article that explains what Managing Up means, and tips on how to apply it effectively.

How To Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work? – No matter how busy you are, it can feel exceedingly difficult to talk to your boss about your heavy workload. The reason is twofold, according to Julie Morgenstern, author and productivity expert.

Do You Hate Your Boss? A Harvard Business review article looking into things you can do, when you just cannot seem to do do things right in your bosses’ eyes.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding – Managing up
Quick funny video about how to manage up by making your superior believe it was their idea, instead of asking them for it directly, and risk a negative answer!


Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up
Leadership expert John Baldoni gives managers new – as well as tried-and-true methods for influencing both their bosses and their peers.
Click on the image below for more info about the book.

We hope this week’s links add to your learning, and provide informative articles to help you to continuously learn and grow!

Here at Southern Cross Coaching & Development we constantly receive and/or see interesting articles, blogs, talks, and information about the different approaches, trends, and news in regards to leadership/personal/professional development and growth that explore the subjects we are all passionate about: Leadership, Personal and Professional Development, Individual Growth, Neuroscience, and Coaching.

We’ve decided to take the time to curate an exciting selection of links to specific articles, books and videos that we know will add value and feed your passion. It saves you time, and like you, we love sharing our passion for these ground-breaking topics.

We are always open to new thinking and we’re keen to learn along with you… So please send anything, links, articles, suggestions for discussion, anything you think will inspire us and our growing community.

For an informal discussion to explore how Southern Cross Coaching & Development can assist you or your people with becoming their ‘best selves’, call us on (02) 7901 5618 or email us at [email protected].

Your Team at Southern Cross Coaching & Development