I'm preparing for my mid-year review (our FY runs Sept-August) following the podcast timeline and steps. Week 1 includes reviewing last year's review, including noticing for any boss's issues. I'm looking for any suggestions or guidance because I'm 6 months into my new role and am reporting to a new boss (the CEO). It's further complicated by the fact that in my new role I have been reporting to the COO who is retiring in 2 weeks. This means I will have virtually no experience dealing with the CEO as my supervisor. My review (at the end of April) will be my first one-on-one time with him. I haven't had any O3's with my current boss -- sometimes weeks will go by without any communication from him, although I do send regular updates about 2-3 times a month. I don't expect this situation to change when I start reporting to the CEO.
I have asked another VP who has reported to the CEO for many years for suggestions/advice/themes I should be aware of as I'm preparing. In my past role, I had about 45 minutes/month with my boss and the CEO to update him on my project area. I know he's a (super) high D and very results-oriented; however, I'm a bit anxious because even after 3 years of these monthly discussions, he would still completely surprise me with what he would chose to focus on and question.
I would love any suggestions or advice! Thank you so much!