Expertly Manage Your Manager with #MANAGING UP tweet, a Brand New THiNKaha Book

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Organizational Experts Tony Deblauwe and Patrick Reilly Show Professionals How to Nurture and Develop Their Most Important Corporate Relationship

In the just published book by THiNKaha®, #MANAGING UP tweet, authors Tony Deblauwe and Patrick Reilly, both organizational experts with top global credentials, offer a roadmap for how to cultivate high quality boss-employee relationships which can be a beacon for productivity, job satisfaction, and exceeding business objectives—but only when it is managed in the right way, The authors highlight the axiom that successful organizations require effective relationships both up and down the reporting chain recognizing the time and effort it takes to cultivate any high quality relationship.

With this concise and inviting new book, professionals will learn to successfully manage their boss—and others above them n the organization—for mutual benefit. The easy-to-implement “ahas” will lead them to productive collaboration and negotiation, help them balance skillful interaction with on-time deliverables and improve their job satisfaction significantly. As aha #20 in the book shares, “The best working relationship is when employees operate to their strengths and managers work to encourage and enhance those strengths.”

Even if the employee and their boss currently share a great relationship, #MANAGING UP tweet shows them new ways in which to increase the level of support, success, and satisfaction you receive in your daily work-life. The realism of its wisdom is evident, for example, aha #5 guides, “All managers value team members who chop and carry water. You truly get to know people by doing work with them.”

#MANAGING UP tweet cuts to the chase with bite-sized “bytes” of wisdom with self-evident value. Stanford Professor Robert Sutton, acclaimed author of Good Boss, Bad Boss, calls the book an “efficient and delightful read.” John Herb, VP of HR at Menlo Worldwide Logistics, shares, “This book is a great tool for managers who need to effectively communicate with a modern workforce. Using the extensive experience both Tony and Patrick have gained through their years of coaching and consulting, this book delivers clear direct leadership ideas and tenets to managers striving to stay ahead in the changing world of work.” #MANAGING UP tweet is sure to supercharge your productivity, career, and job satisfaction so that you achieve optimum alignment with your boss and the organization.

#MANAGING UP tweet is part of the THiNKaha series whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).

About the Authors:

Tony Deblauwe is founder of the consulting firm HR4Change. For 15 years, Tony has worked in several Silicon Valley high-tech companies managing a variety of HR functions. An awarding-winning author, app developer and blogger, Tony is quoted in several media sources including TheLadders, CareerBuilder,, and CBS MoneyWatch.

Patrick Reilly is President of Resources in Action, Inc., specializing in executive coaching and consulting. He has worked extensively with leaders in the health care, financial services, technology and utility sectors for more than 25 years, internationally and in the US. His passion is getting leaders into action for success and satisfaction. Patrick works primarily with leaders in transition and senior leadership teams and is an expert in dealing with abrasive leaders.

About THiNKaha:

THiNKaha, an imprint of Happy About®, is a leader in timely, cutting-edge books and mobile applications from relevant experts that provide valuable information in a fun, Twitter-brief format for a fast-paced world. Every book in the THiNKaha series is a slim, handy volume, which consists of 140 quotes of timely, practical advice, or wisdom. Presented in tweet format, each “aha” is 140 characters or less. These bite-sized words of wisdom span a number of subjects and interests. Titles include: #CORPORATE CULTURE tweet, #TEAMWORK tweet, #LEADERSHIP tweet, #PROJECT MANAGEMENT tweet, and more.

THiNKaha books and authors are also part of THiNKaha Learning, a continuous training program based on customized topics that enhance attendees’ skills by offering bite-sized, easy-to-understand, and worthwhile chunks. This program powers the internal champion at companies or a content guru to deliver expert knowledge on relevant topics, and in a way that inspires learning in their environment and fosters “aha” moments. Just think—regular bite-sized morsels can be delivered on topics such as: leadership, management, sales, marketing, work-life balance, project management, social media and networking, presentation skills, and other topics that are needed by the learner.

For more information, go to Corporations interested in publishing a book series or creating a THiNKaha Learning Program for their audience should contact the associate publisher, Janae Pierre, at or at +1 408-921-1568.    

TITLE: #MANAGING UP tweet Book01
SUBTITLE: 140 Tips to Building an Effective Relationship with Your Boss
AUTHOR(S): Tony Deblauwe and Patrick Reilly
PRICE: Paperback $19.95, eBook $14.95
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-61699-090-9 (1-61699-090-2)
ISBN: eBook: 978-1-61699-091-6 (1-61699-091-0)

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Sharyn Fitzpatrick, @themarcomguru
Phone: 650-814-5835
Email: sharyn.fitzpatrick(at)happyabout(dot)info

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