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Managing Up: Working Successfully with Any Type of Boss

  • 9 Dec 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting


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Managing Up: Working Successfully
with Any Type of Boss

Presented by: 

Mary Abbajay 

Whether we like it or not, our bosses have enormous influence over our ability to succeed, thrive, and advance in our organizations, in our careers and in our own leadership journey. Establishing strong, productive working relationships with those above us is the single most effective way to accelerate success in any organization. Whether you are reporting to a supervisor, middle manager, VP, top executive, or a board of directors, managing up is a skill that we all need. This lively and interactive virtual webinar provides proven strategies and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration between those who have different power levels, perspectives, and personalities. Learning to effectively manage up is good for you, good for your boss, and good for your organization.

Learning  Objectives

  1. Raise awareness around preferred work style and behaviors—of self and others
  2. Recognize different leadership styles and explore adaptive strategies for communicating and collaborating with each style
  3. Understand and manage personality differences that impact manager/staff relationships
  4. Understand their own and their supervisors “hot buttons”
  5. Navigate “difficult” boss types
  6. Manage virtual relationships with managers and colleagues
  7. Take ownership for one's own professional success

About the Speaker

Mary Abbajay 

 Mary Abbajay, author of the best-selling Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Mary is the co-host of the weekly workplace advice podcast, Cubicle Confidential and is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio, and print publications where she provides practical leadership and career guidance. Her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine,, Monster, CNBC, and the BBC. 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, 12/09/2021, from 11:30am to 1:30pm for SIHRMA's Holiday Event/Monthly Chapter Meeting. 

We will have a giveaway at the beginning of the meeting for ten lucky winners to receive copies of Managing Up by Mary Abbajay! 

Zoom webinar details will be emailed separately after registration and prior to the event.

Meeting Agenda: 

11:30am- Webcast Opens

11:40am-  Networking and Book Giveaway 

12:00pm- Presentation

1:00pm- 2022 Board Introduction 

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