Make sure you schedule regular time to check in with the important stakeholders in your program.  Whether it’s the president of your region, the CEO or head of sales, by having regular check-ins, you are more likely to build relationship.  You are also more likely to get these leaders used to talking to you and sharing information and strategy.  The more they trust you with regular conversation, the more likely they are to come to you when they have questions or things are difficult. 

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