Managing Up in the Top-Down World of Business

  • September 22, 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 9:59 AM
  • American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701

Managing Up in the Top-Down World of Business

Let’s get one thing straight. Managing Up is not about brown-nosing or becoming the bosses’ favorite. It’s about learning how to work within the confines of an organization to get the resources you need, while helping your boss and the organization meet their objectives. Learn the secrets to effectively managing your boss and those above you so you can succeed all around. 

Attendees will learn:

  • How to effectively manage the four most common types of leaders
  • Three common mistakes people make in the game of office politics and how to avoid them
  • Effectively using influencing skills to get what you need
  • How to gain visibility from the bottom to the top
  • Ways they help new managers quickly become effective leaders

Speaker – Author- Trainer – Consultant - HR Expert – Executive Coach Roberta Matuson, MBA, author of the highly acclaimed, Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around (Nicholas Brealey, 2011), is a highly sought after expert who is known for her ability to dramatically improve workforce productivity and profitability.

She’s President of Human Resource Solutions (, a firm that helps organizations create exceptional workplaces that deliver extraordinary results. She is currently an HR Expert for Monster and BostonWorks, a division of the Boston Globe. She is an expert blogger for Fast Company and a former weekly columnist for The Record (British Columbia). She can be reached at



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