Chapter 45. Exits and Entrances Matter

William Shakespeare wrote:

All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players.

They have their exits and entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts...


As you move into and out of jobs, colleagues and bosses are more likely to notice your every move.

Exits and entrances are key moments not only in theater but also in life, just as Shakespeare’s words suggest. People tend to remember beginnings and endings more than what happens in the middle. This is true not only of drama performances, but of the roles you perform on the corporate stage. How you move into and out of jobs has an enormous impact on perceptions of your success, since these are the times when colleagues and bosses may notice ...

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