What lies behind encore

We are driven by our sense of identity, of who we are. Previously when asked about yourself, you may well have described yourself regarding your work and: ‘I work for AB Corporation.’ When we leave the CEO role, we experience some loss of relationships and feelings of being outside the company with which we have identified ourselves for so long.

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Forming, Storming, Norming

You probably remember from your CEO days reading or hearing about Bruce Tuckman who back in the 60’s came up with a concept for team development. With apologies to Bruce and a considerable dose of “poetic licence,” I thought of using his structure to sketch the possible stages of your working life and the basis for encore.

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What has sporting parlance got to do with it?

One of the earlier themes I thought of for encore was “three-quarter time” or the “last quarter” of your working life.

Three-quarter time is a critical moment in a sporting sense when you must prepare well to ensure the last quarter is even more successful than the previous quarters – especially now you are the prime beneficiary of the effort.

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