In a hierarchical organization, every employee is affected by managers on a regular basis. Your relationship with your manager determines everything from compensation and basic responsibilities to opportunities for advancement, success, and career satisfaction. Many times, management decisions feel capricious, arbitrary, and frustrating, but it doesn't have to be that way. The goal of this video is to show you how to build a relationship with your manager that can be relied upon when crises happen, in a way that preserves your own sense of self respect, and helps you get what you need when you need it.
Ken Kousen is President of Kousen IT, a software development, writing, recording, and technical training company. He is the author of multiple O'Reilly titles, including Spring Framework Essentials, Advanced Java Development, and Modern Java Recipes. Ken holds a BS degree from M.I.T., an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I., and an MS and a PhD from Princeton.