Leading Up: Partnering With Your Boss

In order to accomplish their goals, a successful manager needs to lead both their subordinates and their superiors. Leading up is a method for providing insight and direction in order to improve the overall effectiveness of the organization. Leading up involves self-awareness, understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, as well as identifying where your strengths fit best to capitalize on your boss’ strengths and help minimize their weaknesses. Leading up means thinking strategically and communicating persuasively.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify their own leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of their superiors
  • Determine the areas where you can have the greatest impact on your superiors
  • Communicate effectively to ensure that your ideas are heard

Major Topics
  • Complete leadership self-assessments
  • Practice leading-up techniques with real-life scenarios

Who Should Attend


Fields of Study
Personal Development



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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