Webvent Academy

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Managing Up: Working Successfully With Any Type of Boss

Friday, June 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Mary Abbajay, President and Founder, Careerstone Group

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Whether we like it or not, our bosses have enormous influence over our ability to succeed, thrive, and advance in our organizations, our careers, and our own leadership journey. Establishing strong, productive working relationships with those above us is the single most effective way to accelerate success. Whether you are reporting to a supervisor, middle manager, vice president, top executive, or a board of directors, managing up is a skill we all need.

This lively and interactive webcast provides proven strategies and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration between those who have different power levels, perspectives, and personalities. Learning to effectively manage up is good for you, your boss, and your organization. 

This webcast will help you:

  • Understand and manage personality differences that impact manager–staff relationships.
  • Recognize different leadership styles and explore adaptive strategies for communicating and collaborating with each style.
  • Understand your own and your supervisors’ “hot buttons.”
  • Increase organizational trust among managers and peers.
  • Take ownership of your professional success.



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Mary Abbajay
Mary Abbajay

President and Founder, Careerstone Group

Mary Abbajay is the president and co-founder of Careerstone Group LLC, a woman-owned, full-service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to the public and private sectors. She currently serves on the regional Market President’s Board of BB&T Bank. She was chairman of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington, where she led the adult Signature Program, the Youth Leadership Program, and the Rising Leaders Program.