Executive Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Director in Seattle:
Get everything in writing up front and compensation plan spelled out with specific measurables in how your performance will be measured.

Executive Director in Los Angeles:
"Critical thinking and communication skills."
Never stop learning.

Executive Director in Houston:
"Wisdom."
Believe in it even others don't.

Executive Director in Waterloo:
"Keep a balance."
Make sure you have a good balance between home and work. You will be a better and more productive boss.

Executive Director in Petoskey:
"I cant really believe this site is asking for this."
I appreciate your desire to provide insight to potential employees but really, I don't think this should be mandator.

Executive Director in Minneapolis:
"None."
Develop the best rapport with your boss as possible, it will speed up the closing of the communications gap, assist greatly in completing projects, and make for an excellent work environment.

Executive Director in Chicago:
"It's more political than you would think."
At the end of the day the most important thing is relationship building.