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Put yourself in a position to advance your career by building an effective, working relationship with your direct manager. You can experience greater job satisfaction, co-worker engagement, and career success.

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Lesson 1

We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter by Celeste Headlee

Lesson 2

The Managers Path by Camille Fournier

Lesson 3


Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values by Fred Kofman, Ph.D

Lesson 4

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (Kindle edition) by Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen

Lesson 5


Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, & David Maxfield

Lesson 6

Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Unlock the Hidden Power of Connections for Wealth, Success, and Happiness in the Digital Age by Porter Gale

Lesson 7

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle 

Lesson 8

Succession Planning That Works: The Critical Path of Leadership Development by Michael Timms

Lesson 9

The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded by Michael D. Watkins


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