Managing Up

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Why is "managing up" important in organizations?

This week’s theory discussed four tactics that enables followers to overcome the authority-based relationship and develop an effective, respectful relationship with their leaders.

Address the following in your paper:

  • How can you be a resource for your leader?
  • How can you help the leader be a good leader?
  • How can you build a relationship with the leader?
  • How can you view the leader realistically?
  • What strategy would you use to “manage up”?

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

  • Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
  • Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

A detailed explanation of how to cite a source using APA can be found here (link).

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School: Purdue University


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Running head: MANAGING UP


Managing Up
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Successful leadership requires support from all the staff members. As part of the staff, I can be
resourceful to my leader in different ways. The first way is through engaging my leader.
According to Covey (2007) engaging a leader in a one to one coaching helps a leader in thinking
clearly and leading in new ways. Engaging a leader through giving them ideas on strategies
eliminates fear in the individual and makes them discover new approaches to solving problems.
Through building strong relationships with my leader, I am able to help him discover what is
really important to the organization and guide him in making proper actions that will generate
the greatest impact.
Every day the work environment can be challenging, but by doing my duties, I am supportive to
my leader. By carrying out my duties, I can prove to be resourceful to my leader who needs to be
free of the day to day operations so that he can concentrate on what really matters to an

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