The Boss Factor: 10 Lessons in Managing Up for Mutual Gain
Richard Boston is a psychologist and executive coach specializing in leadership and team performance. He has worked closely with hundreds of leaders, middle-managers and teams in a wide range of organizations across six continents.
Richard will offer 10 lessons he's learned in the course of his work that will help you get the most from your relationships with the people who lead you.
Whether you've just one boss or you're working in a matrix with multiple senior stakeholders, you'll pick up tips, tools and challenging questions to help you and your boss get the most from what is one of the most important relationships in your working life.
This is not about learning how to judge your boss or trick him or her into making life easy for you. It's about managing up for mutual gain.
Presenter: Ross Kelly
Over a span of 30+ years with companies including Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer and Hewlett Packard, Ross has held a variety of executive positions in sales, operations and general management in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific markets.
At Hewlett Packard, Ross served as Vice President of Sales for the company’s Consulting and Strategic Services Division, responsible for developing and executing sales strategies for the company’s business growth in the Public Sector, Retail, Supply Chain and RFID market sectors. In this role, Ross developed and executed sales and service delivery strategies with clients including Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy and other retail and manufacturing corporations.
Additionally, Ross has held CEO positions for multiple Venture Capitalists led start-up companies, where he was responsible for developing and executing start-up and growth strategies in the telecommunications, retail and transportation sectors.
Upon his retirement, Ross embarked on a second career of writing, which has resulted in authoring three books, thus far, and providing advisory services to start-up and emerging companies.
Ross holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Georgia Southern University, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Georgia. Additionally, he has completed executive development programs at the Wharton School of Business, Babson College, Harvard University and the University of Michigan.