Managing Up

Managing up is making it easier for your manager to support you in doing great work1.

  1. Offer solutions, not problems: “X will make this difficult, but if we do Y we have a greater chance of success.” 2
  2. Make requests, not complaints
  3. Keep your boss in the loop


Elliot-McCrea, K. Getting Real about Managing up. Infoq at
Wes Kao. Three tips to manage your boss: Offer solutions, not problems Make requests, not complaints Keep your boss in the loop Remember: As much as you can’t read your boss’ mind, they can’t read yours either. Let’s dig into each tip: @wes\_kao Tweet at (2021).