How to manage up without looking manipulative.

MT Asks: Tips for managing your manager without looking like a master manipulator.

Even before you’re in a position to fire or hire, most roles include an element of relationship management. We all manage relationships with a variety of people from co-workers to clients, the post person to the boss.

When it comes to the latter, managing up may sound like a lesson in manipulating. But being able to influence leaders is about more than personal gain. You know yourself better than anyone else – especially when it comes to a newly appointed CEO or board member – and so communicating your strengths, weaknesses and how you work best makes both your jobs more efficient.

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