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Managing Up: 7 Ways to Keep the Boss Happy

How to take the lead when communicating with your higher-ups

By Joel Schwartzberg - September 28, 2012
You may have only one career, but you have two key jobs. The first is doing whatever you were hired to do. The second -- and just as important if you plan on staying -- is keeping your boss happy with you, otherwise known as "managing up."

Being seen by your manager in a positive and productive light will not only make things easier day to day; it may also be a deciding factor when executives are considering promotions or downsizing staff. Below, some workplace experts share the lowdown on successfully managing up.

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