Management 101: How To Manage Those Above & Below You

Coffee with Kim

May 3 2022 • 51 mins

From navigating corporate politics to running my own business, I’ve seen best practices when it comes to managing up and down. In this episode, we’re digging into best practices, tips and tactics to manage everyone from your boss to your new intern. Is micro-management driving you nuts? Curious about what to delegate & when? Want to know the secret to managing your boss? Let’s dive in!


08:15 How to manage those above you

12:40 Setting priorities and expectations

19:00 The skill all managers want you to have

23:00 What not to do when managing up

26:50 Managing those underneath you

27:50 Auditory vs Visual learners

42:17 Avoiding micromanagement

47:38 How to know what to delegate

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