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HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across (HBR Guide Series) [Kindle Edition]

Harvard Business Review
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ARE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WORKING AGAINST YOU?

To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority? Or when you have a boss who gets in your way? Or when you’re juggling others’ needs at the expense of your own?

By managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it, whether you’re a young professional or an experienced leader.

The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you:

• Advance your agenda—and your career—with smarter networking
• Build relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach
• Persuade decision makers to champion your initiatives
• Collaborate more effectively with colleagues
• Deal with new, challenging, or incompetent bosses
• Navigate office politics


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1637 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1422187608
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (8 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1422187608
  • ISBN-13: 978-1422187609
  • ASIN: B00B0YPJ1K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Robert Morris TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
This is one of the first volumes in a new series of anthologies of articles previously published in Harvard Business Review, in this instance 24 of them plus two adaptations from books, in which their authors share their insights concerning a major business subject, in this instance managing up and across throughout the given enterprise. As is also true of volumes in other such series, notably HBR Essentials, HBR Must Reads, and HBR Management Tips, HBR Guides offer great value in several ways. Here are two: Cutting-edge thinking from 25-30 sources in a single volume at a price (£13.99) from Amazon in the bound version) for a small fraction of what article reprints would cost.

The material was selected to help those who read this book to improve in areas that include advancing an agenda -- and a career -- with smarter networking, building relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach, persuading decision-making to champion initiatives, collaborating more effectively with colleagues, dealing with new and more challenging (even incompetent and/or toxic) bosses, and navigating office politics. If you need assistance in any of these areas, this book will be of invaluable assistance now as well as in months and years to come.

These discussions of managing up were of greatest interest and value to me:

o "Winning Over Your New Boss": Lew McCreary
o "Steps for Presenting Problems or Opportunities to Your Boss": From Managing Up in HBR Pocket Mentor Series
o "How to Maker Your Boss Look Good": Michael Schrage

And now these discussions of managing across:

o "The Discipline of Teams": Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith
o "How to Deal with Office Products": Linda A.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How and why to manage up to nourish and manage across to connect extensively within and beyond the given enterprise 27 May 2013
By Robert Morris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This is one of the first volumes in a new series of anthologies of articles previously published in Harvard Business Review, in this instance 24 of them plus two adaptations from books, in which their authors share their insights concerning a major business subject, in this instance managing up and across throughout the given enterprise. As is also true of volumes in other such series, notably HBR Essentials, HBR Must Reads, and HBR Management Tips, HBR Guides offer great value in several ways. Here are two: Cutting-edge thinking from 25-30 sources in a single volume at a price ($14.55) from Amazon in the bound version) for a small fraction of what article reprints would cost.

The material was selected to help those who read this book to improve in areas that include advancing an agenda -- and a career -- with smarter networking, building relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach, persuading decision-making to champion initiatives, collaborating more effectively with colleagues, dealing with new and more challenging (even incompetent and/or toxic) bosses, and navigating office politics. If you need assistance in any of these areas, this book will be of invaluable assistance now as well as in months and years to come.

These discussions of managing up were of greatest interest and value to me:

o "Winning Over Your New Boss": Lew McCreary
o "Steps for Presenting Problems or Opportunities to Your Boss": From Managing Up in HBR Pocket Mentor Series
o "How to Maker Your Boss Look Good": Michael Schrage

And now these discussions of managing across:

o "The Discipline of Teams": Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith
o "How to Deal with Office Products": Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback
o "The Ways [begin italics] Not [end italics] to Persuade": Jay A. Conger
o "Harnessing the Science of Persuasion": Robert B. Cialdini

The other 19 articles are also of superior quality. It remains for each read to determine which subjects are of greatest relevance. All organizations need effective leadership and management at all levels and in all areas. Moreover, as Marshall Goldsmith correctly advises, "What got you here won't get you there." For individuals as well as organizations, measurable improvement must be continuous. The material in this book can make a substantial contribution to achieving that worthy objective.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across (Harvard Business Review Guides) 31 Aug. 2013
By mark de munck - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
A very useful book for managing your projects in corporate environments with down to earth examples, split up according to different situations. I found this book practical and really helpful.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good pocket reference 28 Aug. 2014
By Umisha - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's a fast read with an organized structure of managing up and across. I keep this on my kindle as a quick reference. Good reminders of base principles we sometimes forget in the heat or stress of the moment.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice read 4 April 2014
By John Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great selection of articles.

I wish Kindle would have better support for the tables.

Still a great book and worth the money.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for managers. 8 July 2014
By John Mors - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Although aimed at junior managers, this is great for actually getting a work focus.
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