Ways and Means for Managing Up: 50 Strategies for Helping You and Your Boss Succeed

Smullen,-BillF. William Smullen, director of the National Security Studies program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and professor of public relations at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, recently discussed his new book, with a video of the discussion now online

Ways and Means for Managing Up: 50 Strategies for Helping You and Your Boss Succeed (McGraw Hill, April 2014) draws on Smullen’s extensive and wide-ranging military and professional career experiences and may serve as “a survival guide for some, a road map for others and a blueprint as well for those near the top of the pyramid”.  A reception and book-signing opportunity follow the program.

Smullen served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell for two years just prior to coming to SU.  A professional soldier for 30 years, his military career included infantry and command and staff assignments and such public affairs positions as media relations officer at West Point and chief of media relations for the Department of the Army.  After leaving the military, Smullen was the executive assistant to General Powell, assisting with the writing and promotion of the general’s best-selling autobiography and managing his private office and professional activities.  Beginning in 1997 Smullen also became the chief of staff for America’s Promise - The Alliance for Youth, chaired by General Powell from May 1997 to January 2001.

The recipient of numerous recognition awards during his career, Smullen earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in public relations from the Newhouse School at SU. 04/09/14