Reflections on Retirement

Bennis, Warren
September 2007
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Sep2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p3
The article presents the reflections of the author on the topic of retirement. The author comments on the etymology of the word "retirer," and the euphemism "senior or seasoned citizen" that is commonly attached to retired people. He discusses the four signs of aging well which, he says, were shared by the likes of Winston Churchill, Bertrand Russell and Bill Bradley. Finally, he explains the five traits of leaders who excel at transitions which, he notes, can prove equally helpful in bridging one's personal transition to retirement.


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