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Collaboration: An Interview with Dean Diane McFarlin

Diane McFarlin, Dean of the College of Journalism and Communications at UF, answers questions from Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources at UF, for the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals cohort in spring 2018. This interview focuses on the important role of collaboration and communication in higher education. Gentry: So, we’re here to […]

Managing Up

Managing your relationship with your boss is at the heart of the skill of managing-up. It’s also directly related to being politically savvy. Of course, some people hear the term managing-up and cringe. They believe it’s rooted in manipulation or is a tactic used to undermine the boss. So what exactly does “managing-up” mean? To put it simply, it’s effectively managing your relationship with your boss.