How you show up the first several weeks on a new job is critical for how you will be viewed over the next several months if not years. On my first job out of college, I was the first one in the office and the last one out of the office and I worked like a crazy maniac for the first several several months on this new job. When I eventually found a more rational job rhythm later on, my colleagues and bosses still perceived me as having that work ethic I established in those first few months.
But ending well is also important because it will be how your legacy will be remembered and more importantly how you (me) will remember a career fulfilled. This is what I am focused on now, staying engaged, being helpful in every possible way I can and working on a seamless transition to the next leaders.
Yesterday afternoon, I just got back from San Francisco after completing one of my last business trips to that city. Here is a picture of me by the stagecoach in our headquarters lobby:
To positive endings!
A Boomer in Transition