It’s not likely that you will hold your current leadership position forever. The question is not, Will I leave? The question is, How well will I leave? Leadership Lesson from Michael Scott: Work as if you will not be in your role forever.
What do I have to do to leave well?
- Don’t have a possessive attitude about your role. QUESTION: Am I continually training others in or giving away my responsiblities?
- Always be looking for future talent. QUESTION: Who is my potential successor?
- Document your roles and responsiblities QUESTION: Do I have a written job description?
- Know what it will take to end well. QUESTION: What are 3-4 marks I want to leave on my current organization?