‘Drucker Apps’ 7/17/09: Management Insights on Managing the Boss

This installment of Drucker Apps was inspired by midyear performance-review season—a good time to remember that how well you do your job often depends on how effectively you can help the boss do his or hers. As Drucker has written about the boss-subordinate relationship: “Subordinates do not, as a rule, rise to position and prominence over the prostrate bodies of incompetent bosses.” This edition of Drucker Apps includes:

  • Don’t suck up, manage up
  • Who’s the boss?
  • The power of today’s subordinate
  • Two crucial questions to ask your boss