20 seconds in the lift/elevator with the CEO? What to say?
If you're getting in a lift and the CEO get's in what do you say?
This question was posed on our internal work network and I thought MT might have a decent answer.
I work in technology for a major global bank. Recently the CEO was in our building a fair bit. (You may have guessed which one from those two sentences.) In the building I work it's common to run across execs in the at the coffee bar queue or in the elevator.
Sometimes I introduce myself but generally I'm unsure what to do. If opportunity is there, and I know vaguely what they do, I introduce myself and try to say something relevant. There must be an effective way to do this.
Does anyone have any good tips? Or recommended behaviours?
(Firm handshake is a given.)