You know the old adage that two brains are better than one? Well, think of this in terms of partnering with your leader. We can definitely do great things individually but when we join forces with our leader we can be extraordinary! This excerpt from Who Took My Pen…Again proves a great point:
Partner with Your Leader
Do you partner with your leader? That means, if he brings you something, do you do it as you see fit or synergize together to form a common mindset?
Synergizing partners you and your leader together and allows for a higher level of excellence, communication, and resulting success to occur. Partnering with your leader means you have “skin in the game” and you are not just working at a job. It means you wish to demonstrate to your leader that you have chosen to rise or fall with him, and you wish to see him succeed.
Partnering also depends on him; you cannot partner with your leader without his consent and participation.
- Follow his instructions to the letter.
- Ask for feedback and input on the work’s result.
- Commit to his goals.
- Communicate that commitment to him.
- Tell him you want to partner with him, not just “do the work.”
You make your leader look good. It’s what you say, it’s how you speak about him to others, and how you address him.
Behind every great executive, is a great professional assistant. Of course, we knew that. Enough said!