I have been with my team nearly 3 years. When I started I was the first employee under my boss, the Chief Marketing Officer. I was a marketing specialist. We added 5 more people throughout that year and I quickly was promoted to Marketing Manager after 1 year. During that time I started to notice my boss’s lack of motivation; Rarely coming in, dumping important meetings on me, bailing last minute on work trips etc. this behavior has continued on for the last 2 years and I was always there to pick up the pieces and keep us moving. Due to this I have made quite the name for myself in the organization. People come to me, I get things done and am able to think creatively and work collaboratively all across the organization. About 6 months ago I shared my boss’s lack of work with the president of the company. On Tuesday she “left” the company (which was also while I was on my honeymoon so I was texted and asked to step in as the interim CMO)
This opportunity is so exciting to me and I know I could do it and do it well since I’ve been essentially doing the bulk of her work for ages.
I do however not want to get ahead of myself and assume. I need advice...I have a meeting with the President on Wed and I want to express my interest and excitement around this role...long term. How do I communicate this to him without coming off as cocky. I also want to say something if/before a search begins.
I love my company and have worked really hard to get us where we are. I feel like a huge door has opened but I’m also scared I’m getting ahead of myself. How do I approach this situation with earnest and share my interest?
I am also nervous if I don’t ask and they immediately try to fill that I will feel like my hard work was for nothing and I’d feel hurt and likely look for a new opportunity. Thoughts from anxious type A. Thanks for your feedback.