Why I Hate The Term “Managing Up”

I’ve been thinking about how much I dislike the phrase “Managing up”. To me, the term managing up feels like a coping mechanism, a way to survive bad managers.

Why do people need to cope with bad managers? I see the problem as the power dynamic in the relationship between a manager and reports. In relationships such as friends or life partners, you start on equal footing. The in’s and out’s of the…

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Chris Caldwell

Chris Caldwell

I help businesses build, lead, and manage teams.