Are you always in the dunce seat with your board and C-level, constantly reacting to fires and mistrustful of what is being said? Probably. So how do you change that? How do you become in the driver seat and get the remit to do what you need to do? The simple and boring topic of metrics and reporting is more powerful and impactful then you might thing. In this talk we will discuss how to evidence what you do, speak to your board and other steer-cos, and focus your resources where they matter most. Because sometimes it is the basics that matter the most and are often neglected.