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SLO Summit Series Inaugural Workshop Helps You “Manage Up”

Think about the hierarchy of your relationships at work. Where is most of your time and energy spent? For most people, it is reporting to people above them rather than having people report to them. If you’d like to get the most out of your working relationship with your supervisor, we’ve got a workshop for you.

Developing a highly effective relationship with your supervisor and learning to get the best possible results for yourself, your boss, your peers, and your organization is the focus of an upcoming workshop featuring Mary Abbajay, author of the best-selling Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss.

The workshop, sponsored by Etna Interactive, kicks off the SLO Summit Series, a collaborative effort to bring in top-notch speakers to inspire, educate, and challenge area business leaders and employees on relevant soft skills topics.

Elevate Your Game

In leading the workshop, Abbajay will expand on the strategies and techniques described in Managing Up and help the workshop participants:

  • Understand what managers REALLY want from their staff
  • Recognize leadership styles and utilize strategies for communicating with each
  • Understand and manage the personality differences that impact relationships
  • Increase organizational trust with their supervisors and peers
  • Develop effective strategies for working with their supervisors
  • Manage one’s own professional success
  • Receive feedback in a way that they can hear and use the feedback

Establishing productive working relationships with people above us in a company or organization is the single most effective way of accelerating your success. That’s true whether you report to a supervisor, middle manager, vice-president, top executive, or a board of directors.

About Mary Abbajay

Abbajay is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, an organizational and leadership development consultancy. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience and frequently appears on television, radio, and in print publications to share her expertise on creating dynamic and productive workplaces that foster both professional and personal excellence and growth.

In addition to her role as a contributor, her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Money, Southwest Airlines Magazine, and on Monster and the BBC. In 2010, Mary was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and was a Smart CEO Brava Award recipient in 2017.

Save Your Seat—and Cash—By Registering Early

The morning workshop is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at Lighthouse Suites in Avila Beach. On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the presentation set to run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Free parking will be available at Lighthouse Suites, which is located at 550 Front St.

Early bird pricing is $75. The cost to register after February 1 is $99.

Register now


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