20 months ago i resigned from my previous employer. While i did not have the advantage of having listened to MT back then, I think i did reasonably well transitioning my exit. Having listened to 2 of 3 casts on Resigning, I'm pleased to see a structured approach to doing it effectively. Also allows me to think back to the first time I had to resign and consider what I could have done better or neglected to do. Should be beneficial the next time the need arises. Also, not my main question but i noticed that these casts were shorter in comparison to some previous ones. Unless the next cast is more than 30 minutes, this could have been 2 parts of 40 minutes each. Not complaining, but just curious. I like the bite size chunks as they work well for my daily commute. Great cast on this topic so far! Thank you!
Thinking back to when I resigned almost 2 years ago, I made a decision then to not drag any talent along with me for a set time period to my new employer, although the temptation was there. After all, you've invested a lot of time mentoring and guiding people and building a team around you, it would be so convenient to just take them along. 3 months became 6 and eventually it ended up that the first career shift related conversations I had with my old directs and other peers/colleagues started happening without provocation around 12 months after I left. there were times in between that I discouraged or avoided the subject.
I think it's a valid fear for any employer/organization that managers will leave and drag along talent with them as I'm sure it happens all the time. [u]In your experience (and the question goes out to all) what have you seen work well in the past.
To give a little background, i work in the BPO industry, primarily call centers, in the Philippines. At the time of my resignation, the industry was at the peak of 4 years of tremendous growth (10,000 call center seats to 80,000 by end of 2004) and as a result was experiencing a drought in management talent. My decision was primarily out of respect for my previous employer (and I have an interest in ensuring that they continue to be successful).