The Baby Boomers are getting older and many of them during executive coaching sessions are beginning to talk with me about retirement and the necessary transitions that need to talk place within their organization. In particular, they are worried about how to retirement in a thoughtful manner and how to communicate all that they know and do to the next generation of leaders.
Recently, in the June 2011 issue of the Harvard Business Review, there was a great article by Robert Sutton, a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University and the author of Good Boss, Bad Boss (Business Plus, 2010), called “On Stepping Down Gracefully.” As he notes, “How you handle yourself during your final months and weeks in power will have a big impact on how you are remembered.” While it is a short article, it is a good one, especially if retirement is part of your future. Here is the link and I recommend you read it: http://hbr.org/2011/06/column-on-stepping-down-gracefully/ar/1
Happy summer reading!
Geery Howe, M.A.Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer inLeadership, Strategic Planning and Organizational ChangeMorning Star Associates319 - 643 - 2257