Retiring can be a scary, almost existential prospect. Here’s how to find the right time to leave – and find something meaningful to do next.
When should you retire as CEO? And what do you do next? Writing for Harvard Business Review, Bill George says that getting the timing of your departure right is essential – and the options for life after corporate leadership numerous. He offers advice on your exit strategy and post-retirement plans, based on 25 years’ experience of counselling CEOs through this process.
HOW TO LET GO
Many CEOs remain too long in the job. Yet by doing so you risk your legacy – and your company. Leave while you’re on top, rather than wait too long and risk being forced out by your board.