MANAGING UP: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss by Mary Abbajay MANAGING UP: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss by Mary Abbajay

Careerstone Group's new book, Managing Up, teaches you how to move up, win at work, and succeed with any type of boss…

Careerstone Group's new book, Managing Up, teaches you how to move up, win at work, and succeed with any type of boss…

Careerstone Group's new book, Managing Up, teaches you how to move up, win at work, and succeed with any type of boss…

Mary speaks at
the Executive Leadership Support (ELS) Forum - June 6, 2018

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Mary speaks at the Executive Leadership Support (ELS) Forum - June 6, 2018

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Mary speaks at the Executive Leadership Support (ELS) Forum - June 6, 2018

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If you've ever left a job because of an unbearable boss, you're not alone. But quitting isn’t your only recourse. If you follow the wise counsel of Mary Abbajay, you can learn how to ‘manage your manager.' MANAGING UP

— Daniel H. Pink,
author of DRIVE and WHEN

A refreshing take on managing your career! No more excuses for why you’re unhappy at work and can’t achieve your goals. Abbajay proves you can succeed with any type of boss – you just have to ditch the drama, accept the boss you have…

— Cy Wakeman, New York Times
Bestselling Author and Drama Researcher

This is a no-B.S. guide to decoding “The Boss” and navigating various management styles to advance your career (without losing your soul). Really a “must read” for people looking to maximize their career opportunities…

— Cary Hatch, CEO, Brand Advocate,
MDB Communications

Mary Abbajay’s knowledge and experience in understanding leadership styles is as extensive as it is terrific! Her advice is relevant, accurate and deployable

— Jeffery M Rubery, Washington DC Market President, BB&T Bank

A refreshing and empowering take on managing your career. Abbajay presents a proactive—and pragmatic guide to understanding your boss

— Muriel Maignan Wilkins, Co-Author, Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presences & Co-Founder, Paravis Partners

Managing Up is NOT a soft, passive approach to managing your career. It is a strong, proactive guide to understanding your boss and taking control of your own career path.

— Michael Klein, Past Executive Vice President,
MTV & Condé Nast Entertainment

Abbajay’s keen understanding of personality and leadership styles is unmatched! This is the book you need to read to achieve your best career possible.

— Douglas M. Duncan, President and CEO,
Leadership Greater Washington

Abbajay offers fantastic tips and insight for all career stages - every last word is a gem of career advice that will empower your approach to managing your career and your boss. A must read!

— Diana Echevarria, Director,
Newman’s Own Foundation Fellowship Program

As a business owner managing hundreds of personalities, Abbajay’s advice and perspective is refreshing and very needed to cut through the noise of the management book genre. I cannot wait to share copies with my team and discuss…

— Gina Schaefer, Founder and CEO,
A Few Cool Hardware Stores/Former ACE Hardware Board Member

What makes Abbajay’s book stand out is its direct no-nonsense approach to managing up. It’s a virtual how-to book for working with any boss packed with specific ways to deal with different higher ups. A triumph of a book.

— Alex Orfinger,
Executive Vice President, American City Business Journals

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Boss from Hell

Is your boss a Truly Terrible? Does he or she act like a pyscho crazy bully tyrannical screaming egomaniac? Does your boss regularly belittle, demean, exploit, rage or discount you? If so, we want to know!…

Ghost Boss

Is your boss too hands off? Does he throw assignments to you and then disappear? Is she rarely available for feedback or check-ins? Does he provide inadequate information or detail on expectations and tasks? Do you feel completely disconnected from her? Then you may be working for a Ghost Boss…

Impulsive

Does your boss constantly change priorities, projects, and strategies based on a new impulse or idea? Is she an "shiny object" chaser? Does he have grandiose ideas that never stick? Does she bore easily and is always searching for the next "new" big thing? Chances are you are working for an Impulsive…

Micromanager

Micromanaging is one of the most prevalent management dysfunctions in the workplace. This is the boss that is constantly checking in or looking over your shoulder. She tells exactly how to do something. He doesn't allow task autonomy. She Seldom solicits input. He's not good at delegating--…

Narcissist

Is your boss a self-absorbed, power hungry, egotistical, attention-grabbing piece of work? Does he care more about his success and self-promotion than about his people or the organization? Does she have an unrelenting need for admiration, praise, and ego-stroking? Congratulations, you are the lucky winner of a Narcissist Boss…

Pushover

Does your boss constantly change her mind? Does he flip flop on decisions and sidestep conflict? Does she care more about pleasing people than making touch choices or holding people accountable? Does he need to grow a backbone? Then you may be working for a Pushover…

Workaholic

Workaholic: Is your boss consumed with work? Is she always there before you arrive and is usually the last person to leave? Does he email or text you at all hours--including evenings and weekends about projects? Does she pile on the work regardless of your bandwidth? Is work your boss' entire life? Is your boss a workaholic?…

BOSS TYPES

 

This workshop literally changed my life. I can't thank Mary enough for her insights and strategies. I feel like I have a whole new relationship with my boss. Thank you!

—Participant, U.S. Department of Treasury, 2017

This workshop far exceeded my expectations. It was engaging, fun, and highly informative. Mary has great energy and passion!

—Participant, Whitman Walker Health, 2017

Mary's presentation on Managing Up was amazing. We all loved it. I think I need to give the book to my entire team!

—Participant, NexUS Forum, 2017

This was a great workshop and Mary is an excellent presenter! I now have a much better understanding of how to work with my extroverted, workaholic boss! Thank you!

—Participant, Morris, Manning, & Martin, 2017

Mary is the most fabulous facilitator and trainer. You can tell that she really cares about helping us succeed in our careers. Love her!

—Participant, Leadership Greater Washington, Rising Leaders Program, 2017

Thanks so much! I really enjoyed the workshop. Mary was a great presenter and the material was very informative about how to manage up. It will be very helpful to know how to deal with different bosses.

—Participant, General Services Administration, 2017

Mary was fantastic, hilarious, and engaging. Excellent workshop—leaving with valuable tools and insight. Can’t wait to ‘manage up’!

—Participant, American Council of Technology, 2017

Best session of the entire conference. Your knowledge, humor, and energy are a winning combination. I’m a huge fan.

—Participant, Leadership Conference for Excellence, 2017

Our members haven’t stopped talking about your workshop! We really enjoyed having you back to speak to our Leadership Development Program. Thanks for a wonderful and interactive workshop!

—Program Manager, United Bank, 2017

This was a fantastic workshop. I wish all folks at NRDC had the chance to take this course. I found the discussion about how to manage up to the various work styles to be extremely beneficial. Before yesterday I thought I was…

—Participant, Natural Resources Defense Council, 2017

Best. Workshop. Ever. Thank you.

—Participant, Arlington County Government, 2017

AWESOME! Mary is amazing. I loved this workshop for its energy, interactive and extremely relatable content. I have a whole new insight on how to work with my boss.

—Participant, Newman's Own Foundation, 2017

Mary's presentation on Managing Up was outstanding! The feedback from our members was excellent. We can't wait to work with her again!

—Executive Director, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, 2017

Managing Up one of the best and most useful presentations that I have ever attended. In addition to Mary being a fantastic speaker, I found her strategies and tips to be spot on. I wish I had heard her speak years ago!

—Participant, Penn State Professional Women's Network, 2017

Thank you so much for such a fun and educational evening! Your presentation was terrific! Our attendees loved it.

—eLearning Manager, Young Government Leaders, 2017

Every time I hear Mary Abbajay speak, I learn something fabulous. This was no exception. Her workshop on Managing Up has been my hands down favorite of the series. Thank you for the great ideas!

—Participant, Apartment and Office Building Association, Rising Leaders Network, 2017

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MANAGING UP: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss by Mary Abbajay

“If you've ever left a job because of an unbearable boss, you're not alone. But quitting isn’t your only recourse. If you follow the wise counsel of Mary Abbajay, you can learn how to ‘manage your manager.’ MANAGING UP is full of savvy advice for improving your relationship with your boss and getting the most out of your job.”

—Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and WHEN

Stop waiting for the unicorn and start succeeding
with the boss you actually have.

Start succeeding with the boss you actually have.

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