Archive | October, 2014

Parting is such sweet sorrow…

20 Oct

As an interim professional technically your goal is to finish the job and be unnecessary. However in a human work space we become friends, colleagues, get used to each other. Always knowing that at the end of the day you will be leaving is part and parcel of the job – however for those colleagues who aren’t interim and you’re leaving behind it is still a goodbye. Something you have to treat as such.

It is always lovely when I’m leaving a place to have people say that they are going to miss me, even better when they say they enjoyed working with me – but it is truly special when they tell me I have been a positive influence and that they learned something (when and if the case should so be)…

I think that should almost be a goal in each and every assignment – not only to be my best and have people happy they hired me – but to have been able to make some sort of a positive influence.