• Kathy Andrews

How to Get Noticed by Your Boss’s Boss


You’re bright. You have good ideas, insights, and the ambition to take on more. But you aren’t getting the opportunities you want, and your manager has not been helpful. How do you get noticed by senior leadership without going over your boss’s head?


Dave MacKeen, CEO of Eliassen Group, and Chuck Cohen, Managing Director of Benco Dental, have decades of leadership experience during which they’ve been on the lookout for “future stars” or “high potentials.” These employees are often identified as hard workers with the drive to make a difference — not only in the company’s success but also in the success of those around them.


They go above and beyond their job titles and get noticed because they demonstrate potential to do great work on a more advanced level.


Here are ten steps you can take to be recognized by senior leadership as one of them. If followed, these actions can help you grow and move toward greater opportunities — without coming off as a braggart or upsetting your direct manager.


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