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Chapter 1. What is a Boss? > Who Manages Whom?

Who Manages Whom?

Employees share the responsibility for managing the relationship between themselves and their superiors. Exercised with skill and initiative rather than passivity and powerlessness, that role can strengthen everyone’s motivation and productivity. Authors John J.Gabarro and John P.Kotter state that “managing upward” is the art of consciously improving collaboration with one’s boss, to gain the best personal and organizational outcomes. It is not just superficial manipulating and empty praise. Alice Kelvin writes that many subordinates avoid upward managing because of prior experiences with authority figures. The role of employee seems like the passive early role of a child or student who unquestioningly accepts instruction from superiors-parents and teachers. By breaking the pattern of passivity, employees can become truly motivated, based on feelings of competence, self control and perceived results.


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