Selling your executive on supporting your professional development is a skill. It’s also known as the art of persuasion. While training, coaching, and consulting thousands of assistants nationwide, we have witnessed first-hand that the majority of assistants don’t approach getting approval for training and development as a process.
They view it as a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ situation.
“Yes, I’ll get to go” or “My manager will say no.”
Unfortunately, this is how most scenarios play out…