Professionals have often become stuck in their career due to a bad manager stalling their career. Many say you can succeed in your career either if you have good luck or are good at manipulating your manager. The latter is usually a misinterpretation of what is actually going on between an employee and his/her manager. This book endeavors to explain this dynamic and point you towards the behaviors that will result in success and how to avoid those that will result in failure.
There are many examples of undeserving people getting to the top because of the support they got from some of their managers. These incidents make us ask, “is it worth spending our time, talent and heart in this world?”. Hence many have given up their desire to grow in their career and have hugged status quo instead.
This book describes how to grow in your career without losing your dignity, self-respect and via your talent. This book will help guide you in how to manage your manager.
The manager is just another human like us. He or she has the same emotions are we do. At times We make our managers super humans and then expect more than his or her capability. At times we already assume our manager has ill intent and we over scrutinize him or her, which ends up creating a self-created demon. There are many occasions we just try to hide our inabilities to perform under the wrap of a bad manager. None of these will help us become successful and grow in our career.
How to consider your manager as one of the resources that you manage to advance your career without making that apparent is at the core of this book.
We lack the understanding of the complete picture and just assume our situation as the world around us. This limitation in our knowledge does not let us take appropriate actions to unblock us from the growth path. This book will help you understand how to get a holistic picture by partnering with the manager and unblocking your career growth.