Managing upwards

Manage your managers to develop relationships that work.


  • A 100-minute learning journey
  • Live and interactive
  • Available on multiple platforms
  • Ideal for 4-12 participants
  • PDF playbook included
  • Evidence-based training for stellar learning outcomes

Just because someone is more senior than you, doesn’t mean your voice doesn’t matter. However, being heard by senior colleagues and stakeholders isn’t always easy.

That said, with the right skills and a solid understanding of power styles, priorities and, responsibilities you'll be equipped to effectively 'manage upwards'. This will help you navigate your working relationships with managers and leaders.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Identify different power styles based on research by the psychologist, Sandi Mann
  • Understand the driving forces behind manager and leader priorities and behaviours
  • Explore techniques for flexing your approach and communication style to get the most out of interactions with seniors
  • Discover ways to apply this learning to a specific working relationship you have with a senior colleague

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“I found that Tom had a very good understanding of human nature, and how the mind works especially in the work environment. Realistic ideas were offered which was very refreshing.”
Phyllida Hallidie - Personal Assistant to ELIXIR Director

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