Managing Your Manager

9 lessons
4.57 (1005 reviews)

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 identify the hidden influencers in your organization, how to calibrate your goals to the needs of your manager, and more.

Testimonials from Students

“This course did a great job helping me maintain awareness of the importance of managing my relationship with my manager. This is a helpful course that made the task less overwhelming.”

“The course has practical steps that help you empathize with your manager and allows you to leverage that understanding.”

“A lot of useful tips on how to be a better employee, and understand your manager as an employee and team member, as well as the network that is part of. I particularly liked the tips on types of managers and learning their style, and relate to being the manager.”

Created by Jordan Thibodeau and Joe Ternasky

Managing Your Manager

9 lessons
4.57 (1005 reviews)
Buy this course for $9.99


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About the author

Over the span of two decades, both instructors Jordan Thibodeau and Joe Ternasky have worked in high profile roles for a number of major Fortune 500 tech companies in Silicon Valley, such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Slack, Splunk, Adobe, and Wealthfront.

Jordan has spent the past ten years building relationships with CEOs, authors, entrepreneurs through his professional work in Mergers and Acquisition, and through the Google Talks Program, a Ted-Like series recorded for offices worldwide. Jordan founded Google’s internal real estate investment club that grew to 5,500 members and he later founded Silicon Valley Investors Club (SVIC) is a global community of STEM professionals dedicated to making smarter investment and career decisions.

Joe Ternasky is an engineering leader who has dedicated the majority of his career to developing, training and educating culturally diverse teams. He has been an instrumental part of delivering the technical experience to large-scale distributed systems, modern user experiences, cross-platform and multilingual applications.

With a proven track record, together they are a powerhouse of knowledge with the mission to provide expertise and personal growth. Each lesson has been developed from real-life experiences and has been intentionally condensed to maximize the takeaway. The courses were developed with the help of employees from Fortune 500 companies and have been taught at Google. Participants of the courses have graduated from Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Oxford, and other major academic institutions. Over 9,200+ people have completed lessons with an average student satisfaction score of 98%.