Always stay very friendly & on excellent terms with all the secretaries, administrative assistants & various administrative personnel.
They can often get you needed access to a boss or senior leader when normally you wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell.
Their boss’s schedule may look jam-packed, but she’ll know exactly when meetings or conference calls end early or when there’s a cancellation or change in his schedule.
Keep everything above board, naturally, but it never hurts to invite them to a departmental pot luck or whatever.
Yes, we all know that they able to feed the world’s starving people with the leftover (and often, untouched) food & refreshments from the Board Room & various conference rooms, especially when there are guests or senior leaders in town, but it never hurts to be extra nice. Just make sure that you bring in extra provisions or pay for some extras so that your own people don’t get shorted on anything due to your “generosity”.
This was a short one, heh?
Thank you for listening!