Career

How To Spark Up A Conversation With Your CEO

Building a rapport with senior execs directly benefits you, but coming across well can be nerve-wracking. A top psychologist shares her smarts.

By Natalie Cornish

Career

Building a rapport with senior execs directly benefits you, but coming across well can be nerve-wracking. A top psychologist shares her smarts.

By Natalie Cornish

Being on your CEO or senior executive team’s radar can not only increase your chances of getting ahead, but also make your job more enjoyable. After all, how can they help iron out issues, give you the recognition you deserve, or create projects with you in mind, without knowing how much you contribute to the business every day?

Striking up a conversation might seem daunting, but – as London-based career coach and psychologist Dr Perpetua Neo says – taking the initiative and simply saying ‘hi’ is often a good starting point. From there, you can easily build a two-way rapport, learning from them and sharing your suggestions.

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