Lead Your Boss

The Subtle Art of Managing Up

 Lead Your Boss

Author: John Baldoni
Pub Date: October 2009
Print Edition: $18.95
Print ISBN: 9780814439005
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814415061

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Brimming with examples and insights, Lead Your Boss guides you through the subtle yet highly effective leadership style of managing up. It’s a powerful new approach that relies on initiative, resilience, empathy, courage, and other positive traits to bring people together—your boss, your peers, and your team—for the benefit of all.


“John Baldoni is one of the organizational thinkers that I respect the most . . . . [This book] should be required reading for all middle managers!” — Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times and Wall Street Journal #1 best-selling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and author or editor of 23 other books

“John Baldoni’s accessible style and uncommon insights bring a fresh perspective to this urgent topic in particular and to management writing at large.”— Eric Hellweg, Editorial Managing Director, HarvardBusiness.org

“By focusing on tactical and practical steps managers can take to effect positive change, Lead Your Boss provides guidance for all those frustrated by bosses who are holding their teams back from achieving great results.” — Eric Harvey, Founder and President, Walk the Talk Co.; author of 26 leadership books including the best-sellers Walk the Talk…and Get the Results You Want and Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

Lead Your Boss explores the power of influence in ways that make developing it and implementing it doable. . . . Great insights!” — John Bourbeau, CEO, Right Management/Great Lakes Region

Lead Your Boss does a terrific job of helping people understand the difficult task of managing upward. Pragmatic tips help provide the tools to get the job done, and real-life stories help provide context for some of the ideas that John Baldoni presents.” — Jon V. Peters, President, The Institute for Management Studies

“Baldoni understands what it takes to be a leader and someone who can ‘influence without authority,’ and he puts it within reach in Lead Your Boss. His ideas are simple, clear, and easy to grasp—yet profound!” — Don Vandergriff, Major, U.S. Army (retired); President, Maverick Leadership; and author, Manning the Legions of the United States

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