managing up

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If you want to put yourself in a position to build a strong professional relationship with your boss, while growing your career and managing up, you have to prove yourself as a reliable employee.

Taking the right kind of initiative can go a long way towards strengthening your relationship with your boss.

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If you are an employee looking to get ahead at your current job, you need to start managing up. Managing up is not difficult and the benefits are worth the time and energy it takes to master it.

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What To Do When You're Being Groomed For A Job You Don't Want

Are you being groomed for a job you don't want at your company? This happens all of the time. You're a rockstar at your company, and your boss starts preparing you for a role you would excel in. Meanwhile, you realize that this particular role doesn't excite you, you're not engaged by the work, or it's just not where your passions lie. So, what do you do? “If you're not fully engaged with your work and you don't see it aligning with your future career goals, it will cause problems for you," said career expert J.T. O'Donnell. According to O'Donnell, you won't be as effective or engaged at work, and people will notice. As a result, you'll be unhappy and you won't get where you want to go in the long run. So how do you deal? How can you overcome this obstacle?

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