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"..useful advice…offers encouragement and inspiration. The book breaks its lessons down into simple steps." -- Harvard Business Review
"...concrete advice for those who find themselves working in the middle…whether that means honing your diplomacy skills, eliciting great ideas, or taking that essential leap of faith." -- Washingtonpost.com
“…down-to-earth, nuts-and-bolts, and easy to connect with…” -- leadershipnow.com
Selected as on the best books of 2009 by CEO Refresher.com
Selected by Leadershipnow.com as one of the Best Leadership Books of 2009
”… strategies for getting your ideas heard, establishing trust at the top and throughout your team, generating honest feedback, becoming a leader in your own right…” -- T+D magazine
Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top in order to get his or her ideas heard and ultimately acted upon. In Lead Your Boss, recognized leadership guru John Baldoni gives managers new—as well as tried-and-true—methods for influencing both their bosses and their peers, and giving senior leaders reasons to follow their lead. Featuring instructive stories based on real-life experiences from leaders at all levels, Lead Your Boss reveals proven strategies for:
• Developing spheres of influence
• Handling tough issues
• Asserting oneself diplomatically
• Putting the team first
• Persuading up
• Establishing trust
• Using organizational politics to everyone’s advantage
• Inspiring others through-out the organization
Lead Your Boss gives readers practical, tactical advice on becoming a key player in any organization, regardless of whether or not they have an office in the Csuite…YET.
Great if you have a boss that isn't the greatest, micromangages, etc. Simple, quick read, that helps if you use the suggestions.Published on November 30, 2010 by SweetEssence7
225 pages of insipid, limp advice. Cliches abound such as "discover your inner compass" and "challenge the status quo. Read morePublished on September 25, 2010 by David E. Ploskonka
was really hoping for action steps in this, but instead the whole book speaks in vague generalities that are a given, such as "Be strategic. Read morePublished on June 26, 2010 by Meg
There is next to nothing in this book about "managing up". Most of the contents is vague, meandering drivel about leadership which would be of little value to anyone already in... Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by GerryD
I recently read Lead Your Boss by John Baldoni, The Subtle Art of Managing Up. He was the author of Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders and Lead By Example. Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by Jim Estill
Intended to be the ultimate survival guide for mid-level managers in complex organizations, this book is missing one very important element from being a good reading: structure. Read morePublished on February 2, 2010 by Radovan Cechvala