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The lists were an attempt to squeeze the gallon of things to do into the pint pot of time, and to control what would happen in the future. I don’t do that so much now! What has changed? Why do I get more ‘listless’ as I get older? Three reasons are on my list (!) : - Living more in the moment - Letting go of control - Making a transition in purpose and identity

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As Frank Sinatra sang : are we what we do or who we are? Going into retirement makes the song into a constant refrain, but Portfolio Professionals find ‘My Way’ to make the transition.

 

I’m in a car sweating and reading, trying to take in the notes that had been thrust in my hand as I jumped into the taxi. Notes about who I am meeting for lunch, their title, their position, the business we have with them, the deal I need to make with them - I even have a picture so that we will recognise each other….adrenaline is running

 

It was another reengineering, another restructuring, another ‘maximising the talent pool’, another cycle of redundancies, another programme of ‘forward vision and present values’. This one was the biggest for three years. 300 people would be leaving across all parts of the company : support functions, line managers, every level of the hierarchy.

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