There are volumes of books on how to get ahead in the business world. They speak of theories and techniques, as well as tricks of the trade from those whom have successfully used them to inch up a few rungs of the corporate ladder.
One such idea comes from the National institute of Business Management’s 360 Most Guarded Secrets…” and, it’s good one. It’s a bit of advice for the junior executive on a clever way to snuggle up to the brass.
You volunteer for a project that will put you on the same team as the “Big Guy.” It could be at the company picnic, or a charity function, sponsored by your/or actually his company. It’s a simple way to show off some creativity, the willingness to be a team player, and the opportunity to get to know not only your co-workers, but also, the management team in a less structured setting.
It’s where the conversations occur. It’s where the separation of classes is broken down to the point where everyone becomes an equal part of the program. And, the upside is, you’ll probably have ongoing contact with the boss, and you’ll probably find a reason to call them… or you can create one. And you know what?
You’re call will probably get through.
(For you youngsters out there. This is #54, if you’re keeping score at home)