Session #706: Managing Up: How to Succeed with Any Type of Boss

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
Learn how to succeed with your own managers and supervisors, as you help other employees succeed.

Like it or not, our bosses have enormous influence over our ability to succeed and advance in our organizations, careers and journeys toward leadership. Establishing strong, productive working relationships with those above us is essential for career success. But difficult bosses don't have to derail your career. This lively, interactive presentation provides proven strategies and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration between those with different power levels, perspectives and personalities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of leader/follower dynamics.
  • Understand and manage personality differences that have an impact on manager/staff relationships.
  • Recognize the different leadership styles, and explore adaptive strategies for communicating and collaborating with each.
  • Understand supervisors’ “hot buttons.”
  • Take ownership of professional success.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Mary Elizabeth Abbajay

Mary Elizabeth

Mary Abbajay, author of the best-selling Managing Up: How to Succeed with Any Type of Boss is the president of Careerstone Group, a full-service organizational development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills and sensibilities needed for 21st century success. Mary is a frequent expert contributor for national media outlets where she provides practical leadership and career advice. She has appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Money Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine, Monster, and the BBC.


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Preconference Workshop
Leadership & Navigation
Relationship Management
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