Build Upwards Relationships & Manage Your Career

Do you know how to make an impact in your organization? Learn to cultivate credibility & achieve your career goals.
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  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Building influence & credibility, regardless of your position, is about being really good at your job, acting with integrity & delivering performance that people can trust. But sometimes you can lose sight of the bigger picture by focusing on the day-to-day responsibilities of your current job & neglecting the cultivation that a career requires. Learn to tap into the expertise of Cory Bouck, author of The Lens of Leadership, to extend your influence at work then tend to a few career-minded points to develop a fruitful professional life.

Course 1: Build Upwards Relationships

Tap into the expertise of Cory Bouck to extend your influence & cultivate credibility in your organization.

  • Extend Your Influence
  • Define & Accept Followership
  • Deliver on Promises
  • Speak Up with Respect

Course 2: Manage Your Career

Master the steps you need to plan your career & turn your work goals into reality.

  • Examine Your Career History
  • Map Out Your Needs & Explore Your Options
  • Add to Your Skillset
  • Grow Your Network & Prepare for Change

This two course bundle will teach you how to build upwards relationships & manage your career. It includes dynamic video, interactive practice lessons, tips from industry leaders, and downloadable PDFs. Each component is designed to be completed in short time allotments, or all at once, to suit your schedule. It will take approximately 1 hour to complete both courses.

Take control of your future & expand your influence with this career advice from Eleventure.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need Adobe Acrobat to download PDFs
  • You will need internet access. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari are preferred browsers to open links to interactive lessons

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Extend your business influence
  • Increase your credibility
  • Maximize career opportunities
  • Grow your network

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone seeking to widen their network
  • Anyone seeking to extend their business influence
  • Anyone looking to turn their job into a career

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course 1 – Build Upwards Relationships

You can make an impact at all levels of your organization. Use these tools to extend influence & cultivate credibility.

1 page

How focused are you on building relationships with your colleagues? Click the statements that describe you to learn more.

Section 2: Serve Through Followership

When you look at your relationships through “The Lens of Leadership” you'll find that the vital first principle is service. Serving starts with followership & followership is a set of learnable skills that makes you professionally essential.

1 page

Bouck explains that leader's lead down but you can never forget to lead up with followership. Try out these four roles & serve without feeling subservient.

1 page

Have you heard others say, "It's not fair" or "It's not smart" or "It's not logical?" Have you said these things yourself? Jump in & take Goldsmith's advice to turn negatives to positives.

Section 3: Act with Professionalism

“Timeless, pure, career-management gold” – that's what Cory Bouck calls these next 4 tips. Influence & credibility is a natural by-product when you use Bouck's advice to consistently act with professionalism.

1 page

In this TED Talk Rachel Botsman explains how your reputation is your most valuable asset. Learn how you can build an authentic reputation & make meaningful connections based on personal relationships instead of empty transactions.

1 page

Print these quotes to stay inspired & on track.

Section 4: Embrace Difficult Situations

You build trust when you speak up with integrity & respect. This can be a challenging choice, especially when it comes to rumors, but these techniques make it easier.

1 page

VitalSmarts defines the “moments where you have opportunities to profoundly affect the quality of your relationships & the results you produce in your career as crucial conversations.” In this video, Dave Angel explains how to step up & have the hard conversations that deliver results.

Section 5: Put It to Work

Think about this final piece of advice & don't be afraid to focus on incremental improvements that build upward relationships.

3 pages

Use the tips & tools in this printable PDF to help you build upward relationships.

5 questions

Assess your readiness to build upward relationships. You need an 80% to pass.

Section 6: Course 2 – Manage Your Career

A career is more than a job. Learn how to focus on completing short-term objectives in order to achieve long-term goals & maximize your career opportunities.

Section 7: Evaluate Your Status

You need to know where you are before you can get to where you want to go. Find your starting point by exploring your personal satisfaction. Use these questions to help you determine how satisfied you are in your current position.


Examine your history to figure out where you want to go. This includes your childhood dreams as well as your recent job roles. These signposts & markers will help you visualize your future.

1 page

Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist who explores human motivation & decision making. In this TEDx Talk Ariely offers insight that might help if you're finding yourself dissatisfied despite a high status or well-paying job.

Section 8: Plan for Satisfaction

Career satisfaction comes from using your skills & knowledge productively, satisfying practical & emotional needs & achieving goals. Of course, in order for you to accomplish these things, you need to know what they are for you. Figure it all out by thinking through these questions.

1 page

Learn more about yourself by taking the assessments provided at or Learn more about career possibilities aligned with your aptitudes at

Section 9: Prepare for Change

The rapid acceleration of technological innovation has brought changes to job descriptions, professions, & career paths. No one can predict exactly what the future holds, but here are some guidelines to adapt to an ever-changing job landscape.


A far-reaching network is a valuable tool. It can help you in times of need or in times of change. Follow these tips to widen & grow your network.

1 page

Linda's pretty prepared. Take a minute to click on each of Linda's preparation techniques & compare it to what you're doing to be ready for change.

2 pages

Download the accompanying worksheet & jot down ideas that you could implement to be more prepared to embrace change.

Section 10: Put It To Work

Think about this final piece of advice & how helping others can help you manage your career.

4 pages

Use the tips & tools in this printable PDF to manage your career.

5 questions

Assess your readiness to manage your career. You need an 80% to pass.

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Instructor Biography

Eleventure Team, Higher Learning. @ Work

Let's face it - a lot of elearning out there is downright boring. The truth is, everyone wants the skills they need to do their jobs well. That's where Eleventure comes in. It's critical, on-the-job skills people need. It's fast. It's fresh. It's action based & it's designed and developed by award winning and veteran author, presenter & trainer, Megan Torrance of TorranceLearning.

Megan brings over a decade of business consulting and project management experience to her instructional design and development work. She teaches LLAMA (Agile project management) and instructional design classes, kicks off new design projects and makes sure everyone's having a good time. Elearning guru by day, and ice hockey goaltender by night, Megan is devoted to not only delivering outstanding work, but also creating a top-notch work environment based on trust, flexibility, compassion, and fun. Megan and her team have developed elearning for a variety of industries and topics including food ingredients, industrial chemicals, medical, non-profit, human resources, sales, marketing, and IT. Megan holds a BS in Communications with an emphasis on Organizational Communication and Public Relations, and an MBA, both from Cornell University.

TorranceLearning's instructional design processes are designed to quickly focus on the desired performance and learning objectives, then make the most of visual and verbal techniques to take full advantage of the learning opportunity.

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