Talking to Your Boss’ Boss? 3 Mistakes Not to Make

In many ways, talking to your boss’ boss is like interviewing: You usually have limited time to make your case, you can’t anticipate every question you’ll be asked, and no matter how well you actually did, you often walk away second-guessing yourself.

Of course, unlike interviewing, your opportunity to talk to the higher-ups is often unscheduled. You’ll find yourself walking in and riding the elevator up at the same time, or perhaps you’ll get pulled into a meeting in progress to discuss a current assignment. Which makes things a little bit scarier.

But, all it takes is a little prep work to ensure you feel more confident walking away from these conversations. Start here, by learning how to avoid three common mistakes professionals make when talking to the head honcho.

See the rest of my latest Daily Muse post here.