PD Bootcamp #5- Lead Upward
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When: 1/31/2017
11:30 AM Registration | 12PM - 1PM Program
Where: Milwaukee Public Library East Branch
2320 N Cramer St,
Ellipse Community Room
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53211
United States
Contact: Sofina Ziu
(414) 287-4144

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Lead Upward
Instructor: Aleta Norris, Co-Founder, Living As A Leader


In your day-to-day job, do you ever find yourself asking the following?

  • How can I be more effective at giving my boss candid, respectful feedback?
  • How can I get more time with my boss?
  • I'd like to share some observations—how can I have that conversation?
  • I need information from busy senior-level leaders. How can I ask for what I need? 

In all of these cases, the real question is: How can I lead upward? Sometimes it’s called “managing up.”

What exactly is “leading upward?” Leading upward is influencing your boss (or another person of power) to get a mutually beneficial result.  It’s not always “the boss” with whom we have trouble leading upward. It could be anyone in the organization whom you perceive as having more authority or power than you do. It could even be people outside the organization—high-ranking customers or vendor contacts, for example.

Join us as we discuss the problem of power, six strategies to “lead upward,” and a five-step process for a “lead upward” conversation.



Aleta Norris is an expert leadership coach and trainer with more than 25 years of experience developing leaders. She is also a highly sought-after speaker for annual meetings, keynote engagements, panel discussions and networking groups.   
In 2002, along with Nancy Lewis, Aleta co-founded Living As A Leader®, a consultant group focusing on the effectiveness of leaders at all levels of an organization. Living As A Leader serves dozens of organizations in the Midwest and throughout the country.   
Aleta holds a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Science and Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She has been studying generational dynamics for several years, with a particular focus on the expectations of the emerging workforce.
You can find Aleta’s full profile and business recommendations at www.linkedin.com/in/aletanorris



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