Working with Executives

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Managing your boss is one thing; working with executives can be quite another. Because they have a tremendous amount of power, high-level executives are accustomed to doing and saying whatever they want, making them a unique breed that must be handled with care.

Although many managers like to call themselves “executives”, only a few really have extensive power, so let’s be specific about the people who belong in this category. In the business world, we’re talking about the CEO or President of a company – and if it’s a really large organization, possibly their direct reports as well. In the public sector, elected officials and high-level political appointees are really the only ones who qualify.

If you are a lowly peon who is fortunate enough – or unfortunate enough, depending on your point of view – to interact with these exalted beings, the following guidelines may help you keep your sanity. And possibly your job.

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Your exposure to higher level managers is usually limited, so you need to make a good impression when you have the opportunity. After all, the managers above your boss can affect your pay, promotions, assignments, and even your job security. Whether they are in business, government, or the non-profit sector, all executives appreciate certain things. Here are a few ways to make the most of your encounters with the higher-ups.

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