Magazine article Management Today

Clare Huffington

Magazine article Management Today

Clare Huffington

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DIRECTOR, TAVISTOCK CONSULTANCY

Leaving an organisation and moving on can be as difficult as any separation, bereavement or loss, however positive and longed for the next step may be. It is often so hard for people that they need to create a crisis that necessitates leaving, so as to avoid the emotional pain of doing so under their own steam. One can explain many boardroom bloodbaths in this light.

Some of the clients see come to sort out their feelings about moving on in order to be able to prepare and plan for it in a way that benefits both themselves and their organisation. It may be time to move on when your sort of leadership is no longer required, although you need to be self-aware enough to recognise when you no longer have any influence and that it is better for you and the organisation if you go. Another measure might be if you and/or the organisation have stopped learning and doing new things. An indication of this could be that you've stopped feeling anxious, anxiety being the sign that you are on the edge of new learning. …

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