What do you want your exec(s) to understand about your job? What’s the top thing they could do to make it easier for you to be efficient?

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I wish they knew how long certain things take and that the delays are often out of my control. This is especially true for (re)scheduling things on their calendar.

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Execs need to understand that my job is to make their life easier and that requires communication from them, patience that things are often out of our hands, and most importantly we aren’t mind readers. Make time to talk to us (don’t yell, don’t belittle) and tell us what your preferences are.

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Agreed. Just getting little details goes a long way!

That they don't need to be an a$$ and that I have career goals too

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That the time, attention and care I give them, I also give to the four other executives who I support, and who may also be asking for similar high priority tasks. Im only one person.

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Also, that I cannot help them if they do not communicate. Lack of their communication to me is a huge roadblock in my work to supporting them.

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To view our relationship as a partnership. Mutual respect and communication will enable me to do the best job I can.

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How many partners do you think are reading this thread?

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Just the one who posted it, lol

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