On the elevator ride to the 21st floor, a former CEO of mine would enquire about my family situation; and then recall it perfectly on each subsequent shared journey from reception.
We had a complete, tailored conversation in that claustrophobic shared space.
- What question would you ask your CEO if the roles were reversed?
- What small, precise story would you articulate?
- What perfectly played interaction would you manage in that 30-second private experience?
In life, you never know when the next opportunity will be to impress, to connect, to rattle the cage. You should be prepared.
Managing upwards, impressing with a “What if…?”, turning a stranger into an admirer. You might only have a moment to execute. Seize it.
This is a disorganizer’s stealth weapon, one that unlocks the budgets and projects and opportunities to act.
This Much We Know.