The Secret Art Of Managing Your Boss


Bosses abound. You’ve probably had one or two. Maybe you are one. This talk parts the veil of secrecy surrounding ancient mystical boss-managing techniques developed by a now defunct monastic order.

Okay, not all of that is true. But I’ve had a ton of bosses and I’ve been a boss for a long time. I’ll share some tried and true techniques for “managing up.” And it’ll be fun. With pictures.

Brendon Connelly


Husband, Quaker, dad, surfer, MBA, skater, bike rider, reader, snowboarder, blogger, boss. I read Drucker for fun and I skate Newberg to get my angst out. I prefer fountain pens to ballpoints and I don’t drink enough water. I’m a Fortune 500 refugee basking in the non-profit sun of higher education. I created and wrote a leading business-oriented blog, and sold it when it stopped being fun. I’m not intimidated by silence. Personal motto: “Begin, again!”