Many leaders and executives especially politicians and folks in public service hold on their roles for fear of job title identify loss.
‘The ED of xx.’ The PS of xx’. The Minister, xx.’
This creates entitlement. Position identity. And positional power. This kills transitional leadership, as the holder may not imagine life without the job title. The only way is to hold on the position.
It’s good to prepare for retirement and transition early on the first day you get the job. As much as possible, try to be identified and respected by your WORKS and not your job title or position, at any opportunity. Set your brand independent of your job title.
No one may [can] terminate me from my ‘Mr Strategy’ positioning. But I could easily lose my Director position at Institute of Forensics & ICT Security. This is the kind of mentorship I give to my colleagues and clients.
Free yourself from the prison of official titles. And win.
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