Interesting … although other reports show up to 70% of us not planning to “retire”, but continue to work through our later years. Not sure how big this “exodus” is really going to be.
The en masse exodus of Baby Boomers alarms some in the business community as retirement encroaches. Varying reasons exist for the multiple reactions to retirement. The energized and ready can’t wait to quit the daily pace of dutiful work obligations in exchange for a more relaxed pace. Others are uncertain, wary and intimidated about this forthcoming season in their lives.
The question arises, how do you stay a rock solid leader after retirement?
Leadership Validation Is a Core Process
Before a leader can navigate his retirement, an important and often overlooked step is the leadership validation process. This is the process of confirming that a job was well done. Meaningfulness becomes increasingly important as one becomes more experienced.
A rock solid leader who validates the claims of leadership manifested in the working years gains more assurance and is emotionally ready for the exit.
For many, this validation is unnerving:
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