You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run. – Kenny Rogers
The topic of discussion on today’s Always Forward Leadership Podcast is something that almost every leader either has encountered or will encounter at some point in their careers – and that is knowing when it is time to move on from a current position or organization, but even more importantly, leaving well when the time comes.
People often think of leaving or quitting as something negative, but most leaders have a genuinely good reason: they want more impact, need a challenge, don’t love their boss, or feel they are lacking opportunity to grow. Whatever the reason may be, I want to encourage you today to leave well. Be open and honest with your current employer and leader. And remember – you may need a place to come back to at some point in your career.
When someone on the team leaves, it can be hard on everyone. In some cases, it may feel like someone is leaving a family. Tim and I also talk about how to be supportive, maintain great relationships and avoid burning bridges.
Whether you’re considering a change in career, or you love the work you’re doing, I hope you enjoy today’s leadership conversation.
Question: Are you considering a career change? How are you positioning yourself to leave well whether it’s next week or 10 years from now?