Managing up, down and all around!

By Posted in - Professional Development on July 13th, 2011

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!



(2) awesome comment(s)...

  • Dana Hughens - Reply

    July 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Ken, I hear it was great! That’s all I know, but thank you for sharing your wisdom!

  • Ken Jacobs - Reply

    July 14, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Hi Josephine,
    I’m so glad you derived value from the webinar, and appreciate your sharing one of the tips here.

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