How To “Manage Up”?

Feb 1, 2022

Vacuums come with a user guide, but why don’t people?

“How do I manage up?” is one of the most frequent questions I hear from people. In other words, “how can I lead when I’m not in a position of leadership?” Everyone knows that they need to “manage up”, but very few people are sure how to go about it.

In this week’s video, I share an incredibly tangible and practical tool to help teams work better together, and that is…
Write them a user guide. Yes. A user guide to Darryl. Or Gretchen. Or José. Or whatever your name is. I have one. It’s a five-page document literally called User Guide to Working with Chad. If you check out today’s video, you’ll see it! 

Like the idea? 👍

Let me know in the comments of the video? 💬

Toward real connection—online and off,

Creator of the Connection Toolkit
Co-Founder at We and Me

PSHungry for fresh ideas to spark “connection before content” and revitalize your meetings, trainings, and events? 

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PPS – Do you want a few more ideas for how to build trust within your team? Check out either of the two videos below to spark some ideas.