PRINCIPLE #2 • Provide Regular reports and project updates. You have got to be kidding me, more reports, do we have to add to my already full workload? Information, to a boss, is king, but the secret: format is queen! You must be able to anticipate what your boss wants, and one of the ways you figure this out is to present regular updates on your progress. Bosses are just as inundated as you, so keep it simple, succinct, and do not ramble! Your boss will respond and you will learn from that response for your next meeting. PRINCIPLE #3 • Know your boss’s goals and responsibilities. Remember, ladies, your bosses have goals that they are required to fulfill. Some of the items that you should consider when framing this portion of your plan are: how it can make the company more profitable or efficient, know the “hot button” issues, remember it’s not about your needs, plan the roll out or implementation plan, what would a successful program look like, document the estimated cost and plan for all the possible “no’s” beforehand.