I'm looking for a word to describe the managerial style of a manager who's loyalties and demeanor are allied to this person's superiors rather than with this person's subordinates.

One word that describes this would be 'Corporate' but that feels like it has negative connotations and I'm looking for a more netural sounding word.

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    Toady? Company man? Gobshite? One of those may suit.
    – Aethelbald
    Apr 16, 2018 at 15:38
  • @Aethelbald ... no the OP said he did not want negative connotations.
    – GEdgar
    Apr 16, 2018 at 15:42
  • @GEdgar, lighten up. The middle one nails it.
    – Aethelbald
    Apr 16, 2018 at 15:48
  • Whose, not who's. who's = who is.
    – Xanne
    Apr 16, 2018 at 17:36
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    The Danish have an expression for this, "Kissing up and kicking down."
    – DJohnson
    Apr 16, 2018 at 17:50

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company man. TFD

n. A man whose primary allegiance is to his employer.

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