As I head towards my final week in my current job, there’ve been a lot of walks in the park.
One thing I’ve learned is the trickier things in working life: advancement, retirement, redundancy and people’s problems, rarely get improved face-to-face in a meeting room. And I’ve had a queue of people asking ‘could I have a word’ this week.
Walking and talking puts everyone in a more reflective place. It also manages the time… I’ve had good few two lap conversations; but only ever one three-lapper. He was a real talker!
I shall miss the beauty and majesty; herons, swans and pelicans of London’s St James park. Less, the constant press and throng of tourists and holidaymakers.
So now I need to find a new inspiring place to walk people round. You can’t beat a walk in the park.
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Very sad to see you go. Good luck with your new project. Keep walking! https://hbr.org/2013/01/sitting-is-the-smoking-of-our-generation/
Thanks a lot Stuart – it’s hard to walk away, but I’m really ready for a change. Eight years is a long old march! All the best.