One of the success factors of top performers is their ability to "manage up." This doesn't mean smooth talking or playing up to the boss just to look good in front of others. Managing up is about building and nurturing relationships with those in more senior positions than you, not only for your own advantage but just as importantly to help others – and your organization as a whole – be successful. Think of managing up as "managing upward relationships." This program is designed to help you recognize the benefits of and opportunities for positive upward relationships; develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to build upward relationships; manage your relationship with your boss; and overcome challenges associated with managing upward relationships.