How would you answer this question the CEO asked me? By Wednesday I need to tell him, "What would you need from me as your manager?" Am I over thinking it?
Context: he's currently my boss's boss. Due to company strategy, he feels my role needs to report to him as CEO. The topics he's asking about are meeting frequency, style of feedback I like, basically how to be the best manager he can be. I don't think I should say much of anything because I need him to manage as he thinks is best. I would only ask that he monitor my effectiveness and do what works best, but in a way he is doing that by asking the question.
I initially answered just help me be productive because that's what Drucker said managers do, but for the written answer my gut says use the MT ideas about not giving your boss feedback and not asking for MT one on ones. We have a very strong relationship as we're already doing my key project together.