7 Smart EQ Strategies to Use When Talking to Your CEO (About Anything)
No matter how well you get on with your CEO, there will always be situations where you need to be strategic in how you handle a discussion or new idea.
By applying practical Emotional Intelligence (EQ) strategies, this can help you work on maintaining a positive relationship while still staying true to yourself.
Here are some practical EQ tips on how to have those tricky conversations without jeopardizing your relationship with the top brass!
Be Clear About What You Want to Say
It’s always a good idea to be straightforward about what you have to say.
Beating around the bush is irritating, and makes it look like you have something to hide.
If you’re anxious about stumbling over your words, work out a script or some bullet points before the meeting, so you stay on track.
If you’re upset, don’t go storming into your CEO’s office.
Wait until the first flush of emotion has passed, take a deep breath or a walk outside, and work out how you want to handle the situation.
Don’t speak to your CEO until you’ve calmed down.
Have an Objective
Before you go into the meeting, have a clear objective.
What do you want your CEO to know by the end of the meeting, and what exactly do you want to achieve?
What outcome would work for you?
Be Mindful of Your CEO’s Way of Working
People have different communication styles.
Some CEO’s have an open-door policy and are always up for a chat.
Others maintain a strict schedule and prefer time to prepare for a conversation.
If your CEO works best on a schedule, set up a meeting a few days out, so you aren’t taking them off-guard.
Before you leap in to disagree with a decision your CEO has made, be sure you get your facts straight.
Be prepared to back up your statements with firm evidence, not just opinion.
Own Your Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes; it’s part of being human.
What really counts is how you deal with them.
If you’ve messed up, don’t hide it or blame it on someone else. Confess straight away and get focused on a solution.
Learn to Take Criticism Gracefully
It’s vital that you don’t take workplace criticism personally.
It’s normal to react to being criticized, but it’s essential to keep calm.
Even if you feel it’s unjustified just keep repeating ‘it’s not personal’ over in your head until the emotion passes.
Then you’ll be in a better place to respond professionally.
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