Would you send a linkedin request to a boss 4 levels up? Is this wise, or foolish?
On Wednesday I am invited to an informal 1 hour "coffee chat" with an executive who is in town; about 8 of my colleagues from our office will also be there. I have been invited to these BMT (Before Manager Tools), and have had talks with our CEO and other executives. There is no format, our executives simply start the meeting with "So, tell me what you have on your minds".
After I meet this executive (me -> my Boss -> their boss -> their boss -> HER -> her boss -> CEO) on Wednesday, I plan to send them a linkedin request with a "nice to meet you" blurb. They are already on LinkedIn with about 70 connections. Wise or foolish?
I listened to the recent Meeting an Executive podcast, and while it was geared towards more of a 1-on-1 meeting, I gleaned a few tips.
Does anyone have any tips on how to make an impression? My game plan was to throw a few softballs up, and enjoy the coffee. To me, these meetings seem like a good way to get noticed, but for all the wrong reasons!