"There’s a trick to the 'graceful exit.' It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over — and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance in our lives.
It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out."
For me, the success and effectiveness of a manager can be measured through his team after he exist. If he was able to groom his teammates to be better, to be their best and to shine brighter even on their own, then he was not only able to "manage" but was also able to transcend as a mentor.
Your true value will be measured not by what happens to the team when you're gone but rather what happens after you exist.
If the manager was able to plant good seed of knowledge and experience, then for sure the team will have deep roots and will not crumble when he leaves. He will be missed but his team can definitely stand even on their own.
Leave nothing but goodness.
Plant good seeds.
Move forward, not backwards.
Be graceful in defeat.
Be humble in victory.
Always have a graceful exit!
I know they can soar high because when I was with them, I made sure they can grow their wings and learn to fly.
I am proud to say that with my exit,
I leave nothing but friendship and good relationships.
This blog post is inspired by my good friends Jerome and Margreth and was written waiting at the bus station at midnight.