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Leadership expert and four-time author Roberta Chinsky Matuson knows that to succeed you must manage your relationship with your boss and with those who report to you. Her book features a unique format: Start at the front of the book with the “Managing Up” cover, read the text that follows and learn how to manage your boss. Flip the book over, open the “Managing Down” cover and learn how to manage your team. Thus, the author provides two separate books with two separate covers within the same binding. getAbstract believes that Matuson’s book will dramatically help you become a better manager and advance your career.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to manage your boss,
  • How to manage those who report to you,
  • How to negotiate the ins and outs of office politics,
  • How to deal with bad bosses,
  • How to recognize when you’re about to be fired.

About the Author

Leadership expert Roberta Chinsky Matuson, often referred to as “The Talent Maximizer”. She is the president of Matuson Consulting.



“Managing Down”

Managers are professionals, yet unlike doctors or even plumbers, there’s little training for the job. One day you’re a respected employee, the next day you’re managing people – without ever having managed or learning what to do. How do you begin? For a manager, relationships are everything. To build strong connections, use these seven techniques:

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