Managing up, down and all around!
Last week I had the pleasure of sitting in on Ken Jacobs’ webinar presented by PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) entitled, “Managing Up: Positioning Yourself for Success with Your Supervisor.” While I could go on and on about the things I learned in this session, Ken had a really interesting (and great) idea that I wanted to share with you.
When you’re communicating with your boss (or anyone, really) follow his/her communication style.
This means if your boss likes quick email updates, then by golly, make it a paragraph. If a client wants an in-depth recap of an important call they missed, then make sure to include every last detail. If something crazy happened but your friend is in a rush, get to the point quickly.
Thanks for the advice, Ken!