50Welcome the New Guard

Write a Letter to Your Successor

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING things any leader can do is to take on a new role, be it in your current organization or in a new company. It’s invigorating to apply your leadership skills in a new situation, develop relationships with new people, and craft a fresh strategy for a different set of challenges. Talk about development! Every manager should have the chance to move through a series of new challenges; in fact, that’s what a career is all about—tackling a collection of different experiences.

When your chance comes to move on, there are a couple of things you should do before you leave your current role. One of them is to say thank you to everyone who has helped to make you successful. ...

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