A Here are three possible solutions. First, tell your immediate boss. A sympathetic supervisor might arrange for the president to drop by when Stan’s away. Second, write up your best ideas or a progress report on your most important projects. Put it in an envelope and slip it to the president as he walks by. Of course, get your supervisor’s buy-in first. Finally, suggest to your supervisor that the two of you arrange a meeting with the president to discuss ways your department can make a greater contribution. Work around Stan rather than openly vying for attention.