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Five Ways to Manage Upwards Positively

A man in a business suit wearing a superhero cape and mask climbing some stairs.

Most of our challenges at work come from needing to work with others, both internally and externally.

These challenges include being judged ready for promotion, struggling to work with a ‘difficult’ colleague, managing a team or improving how they are perceived at work, amongst many other possibilities.

I find people are often surprised how much of their time is spent on managing their relationships with others. They often say things like “then I have my job to do on top”. It’s essential to recognise is that managing a greater variety of relationships with others is an essential part of most roles, as you get more senior.

In terms of internal relationships, if you can build your skills in terms of managing both upwards and downwards, your working life will be far easier and more enjoyable.

You can read the rest of the article I wrote for We Are the City here.