Do you still remember the days when you were able to go to the pub? Remember those times when the pub was absolutely packed – barely enough room to stand, ten deep at the bar, almost impossible to move around and there was some big sports event on the multi-screens; say a big international football game or a rugby match?
The phrase of this year has been ‘to pivot’ – along with ‘unprecedented’. And it struck me, pivoting is essentially what people have to do in unretirement. Change direction, try new things, be prepared for some to work and others not to (I am avoiding the word fail here – everything you try will help build a picture for the future).
I wanted here to share one of the biggest challenges that this retirement stage of life poses – and offer insights, if not exactly solutions, to the change in mindset needed if people want to win new roles.
I had an interesting session with a director of a global corporate the other day. When we were exploring what she might do next, I asked her various questions including, ‘Are you interested in helping women into leadership positions?’