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They’ll be back

Posted by Amy Wilson on November 23, 2010


I feel so thankful when they come back

I’ve had the fortunate experience of managing many talented people in my career.  People who surprised me with what they could do that I couldn’t.  People who got things done in the toughest of situations.  People who brightened my day with new ideas.  People whose strengths I learned and benefited from.  And then they’d move on.  Or I would.  And, we’d be a little sad.  But not for long.

Because they never really leave – those talented people you know so well.  They become collaborators in different departments.  They become advocates of a shared vision.  They make the company more successful or the industry more viable.  And because you know them so well – what they can do, what they care about, what makes them tick – they will listen when you have an opportunity to work together again.  And it will be good, because you know it will.

The people you manage may change, but the people you lead never do.  So, share your talent, let them go, and enjoy working with them again and again. 

Picture source: Welcome Back, Kotter

6 Responses to “They’ll be back”

  1. Meg Bear said

    exceptional point Amy and a great reminder for me, given the recent departure of our beloved Architect Satish, to the excitement of entrepreneurship (http://www.tahlent.com/). Now if I could just get that song out of my head!

    -Meg

  2. Great article as usual. You all rock! Thanks for all the support!

  3. You said it sister!

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