Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 24 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016.
I opened my email last week to see a message from a dear friend that said, “I resigned!!!! I pulled the trigger!!”
My friend and I have talked FOR YEARS about her unhappiness and lack of engagement, about the corporate politics and leadership egos that consume her days, about the constant pressure to do more with fewer people and resources, and about her exit strategy.
That’s right. She has had an exit strategy, and she has been refining and polishing it for years. Like the best strategic plans, it was deliberate, well-thought-out and executed over a multi-year time frame.