Leading up is a method of partnering with your supervisor(s) by providing insight, direction, and effort to improve the overall effectiveness of the organization. Leading up involves self-awareness, understanding your boss’s strengths and weaknesses, and identifying where your strengths fit best to capitalize on your boss’s strengths and help minimize their weaknesses. Leading up means thinking strategically and communicating persuasively.
Self-assessment. Influence project management tools.
Identify your own leadership strengths and weaknesses. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of their superiors. Determine the areas where you can have the greatest impact on your superiors. Communicate effectively to ensure that your ideas are heard.
Jennifer Elder is a CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. She has worked in accounting and finance for the past 25 years in a variety of industries including manufacturing, residential construction and development, and angel investing. She spent five years in public accounting, seven years as the Accounting Department Chair of a community college, and the previous ten years in the role of CFO.
Recently, Jennifer started her own business, The Sustainable CFO, providing business consulting, on-demand CFO services, and business coaching services. Their target market is small and medium-sized businesses looking to improve their bottom-line and overall performance. In addition Jennifer teaches finance in the Green MBA program at Antioch University New England.
She is also a contributing writer for the National Association of Home Builders and TriplePundit, and a frequent presenter for the Maryland Association of CPA’s, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
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