If you’re over fifty, or indeed or forty, this is a brilliant, MUST READ article, from the Harvard Business Review.
Personally, over my long career, I have re-invented myself many times. Timing is everything. The trick is to catch the wave early and not just become another “me too!”
Many “over fifties” feel that they can turn their hand to interim management but as I have often indicated on this blog, that’s probably unrealistic. For some of of my most popular blogs on interim management open this link.
Personally, I have little time for redundant executives who feel that they can try interim management for a bit until a real job comes along. These people are deluded and potentially crowding an already commodity-driven market place. They should see the writing-on-the-wall, when their careers are at their peak, and make provision for effectively reinventing themselves.
What reallly saddens me is when I think about the millennials. They don’t even stand a chance of getting to the first rung of the ladder!
Let me turn this to an open question:
What can the millenials learn from the baby-boomers who have successfully re-invented themselves?