Career & Success Leadership & Management

Managing Your Manager

Many people instinctively know how to be managed, but few people possess the skills needed to take an active part in their relationship with their manager. By learning how to properly manage your manager, you will provide yourself with opportunities to expand your impact within your organization and put yourself in a position to advance your career.

This course will help you learn the skills you need to find success and satisfaction within your workplace by developing an effective relationship with your direct manager and key partners. Some fundamental concepts we will cover in this class include how to discover and meet your manager’s expectations, how to use the skills of an anthropologist to better understand your manager, how to identify the hidden influencers in your organization, how to calibrate your goals to the needs of your manager, how to advance within your company by supporting your manager’s career success and succession, and how to maximize your first 100 days in a new role.

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About the author

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Jordan Thibodeau is an avid connector and member of the Mergers and Acquisitions team at a major Fortune 500 tech company. He’s also the community manager of Silicon Valley Investors Club, an investment community for tech professionals. Jordan has interviewed top talent such as Ray Dalio, Tim Ferriss, Ben Horowitz, Anne Wojcicki, and Ryan Holiday. His interviews and blog posts can be found at He also has a monthly newsletter called Investors Therapy.

Joe Ternasky joined Facebook in 2017 to establish the Privacy and Data Use team, his focus on end-user privacy products and infrastructure. Before Facebook, Joe spent a decade at Google building Google Apps, the Google Search Appliance, and Postini. He spent several years in Tokyo as the engineering site director for Google Japan. Before Google, he worked for Apple, Adobe, WebTV, and Microsoft, with a focus on graphics applications, system software, and internationalization. Joe graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a BS in CSc.

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