Treat him or her like royalty. Always make your word “concrete” with this person.
How can you make their life easier? How can you make them look good to their superiors?
Present this person with issues and answers. Learn from them.
Bundle your questions for them. (You don’t have to call this person five times per day.)
Keep your personal issues to yourself. Err on the side of non-disclosure.
Find out your boss’s priorities and align yours with them as best you can. (Remember: these change.)
Earn their respect and then treasure it.
Next week: Secret Number Ten.