An incoming president focuses on using his political capital to make his mark in the first 100 days of his administration. An executive in a new leadership role tries to gain traction in the first 90 days to add the value she was hired for. A good start can make or break a career.
In Michael Watkins’s book “Your First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter” he explains how a new position, particularly one involving a promotion, often requires different skills than the ones that got you there.
For example, a manager with great attention to detail may falter in a director position where his team feels micromanaged. Transitions can be uncomfortable, since those involved are navigating uncharted territory.
Finding happiness in retirement is no different. The concepts Watkins outlines on managing transitions can be applied to the ultimate transition — leaving the workforce and entering retirement.
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From Nancy Anderson.