Manage up by keeping your CEO up to date with a simple yet powerful weekly status report.
Your North Star is aligned with the company goal and the one thing that keeps everyone guided. Emphasizing the North Star keeps the focus on what's important.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are metrics that show how you are doing compared to goals. Keep it simple and don't overwhelm with detailed data. You can always dive deeper if your boss requests more information.
This section is for important successes. Highlight accomplishments.
This section is to proactively communicate what were challenges and how your boss can help you.
Identify what your priorities are for the coming week. This tells your boss what you are going to be working on and allows you to take control of your time.
To make your status reports easy to produce, you could hook in your KPIs to automatically update your report. You could also use Trello or Asana to keep track of your tasks to help populate your wins, challenges, and goals sections.