Rebel Intrapreneur
Rebel Intrapreneur
007 Rebel Intrapreneurs manage up

007 Rebel Intrapreneurs manage up


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In this episode, I react to a Twitter thread that Wes Kao wrote about managing up. Wes is the co-founder of Maven and someone I consider a mentor, even though I have never met her. This topic about managing up is a personal weakness of mine, which is why it caught my eye.

If it’s not a weakness, I do tend to avoid this topic, or otherwise get uncomfortable when I am faced with the decision to improve how I manage up. This is why I am choosing to face up to it. Rebel intrapreneurs manage up, and I need to learn how to do it better.

Thank goodness for Wes Kao’s solid advice.  

Here is the link to her Tweet thread:


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More about Bill:

Bill Cushard on Linkedin

Bill Cushard on Twitter

Rebel Intrapreneur podcast website

Bill’s book: The Art of Agile Marketing: A Practical Roadmap for Implementing Kanban and Scrum in Jira and Confluence 

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Rebel Intrapreneur
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Rebel Intrapreneur is a podcast about a new category of high performing employee. Rebel intrapreneurs further the mission of an organization while simultaneous challenging the system from within. Founders and entrepreneurs are thirsty to find people who believe in their mission as much as they do, and pursue that mission relentlessly. Rebel Intrapreneur is hosted by Bill Cushard, who has reported directly to founder/CEOs four times in his career, which makes him an ideal guide on your intrapreneurial journey.