Lots of good tips in this forward – reading it made me realize how many things I have assumed were understood as good practices rather than making explicit.
Some of the good ones:
1) Prepare an agenda – that this keeps you on track,
2) Keep your boss appropriately informed. They say: “By “appropriately”, I mean a very succinct, high level summary of all of the key things you have been working on.” For our environment, I’d add a succinct explanation of where you will go next on your file to see if everyone is on the same page.
3) Bring your own solutions and suggestions on how to prioritize work.
4) Always come and leave with a positive attitude. “As a manager, I’ve had employees that I’ve looked forward to meeting with and those that made me want to hide under my desk.” Yup.