Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saying Goodbye

I’m closing out of a chapter of my life here, and thought I’d write down some transition thoughts.

1. Clearly cut off – no loose threads
While this is a direct tie to number 2 below, don’t leave anything hanging for someone to pull you back again.

2. Document, document, document
This is as much about them as it is you…. Think of it as pro-active self defense. Do you really want to get called once your gone about something you’d possibly rather not remember?

3. Say good-bye
Saying good-bye can be a powerful way to leave a positive last impression – and people DO remember how you exit.

4. Get references
Always find a way to stay in touch once gone, too.