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Extreme Productivity - Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours by Robert C. Pozen

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MANAGING YOUR BOSS

Just as your productivity depends on how you manage your team, it depends at least as much on how you deal with your boss by “managing up.”1

“Managing up” does not mean manipulating your boss or apple-polishing; it means establishing a mutually beneficial partnership. But this is not a partnership of equals; your boss has the upper hand. So you can’t let your relationship depend on how well you and your boss happen to get along. As the management expert Peter Drucker wrote, “You don’t have to like or admire your boss, nor do you have to hate him. You do have to manage him, however, so that he becomes your resource for achievement, accomplishment, and personal success.”2

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