Is there a right way to leave a position? Do you owe remaining people anything?
If you subscribe to the basic premise of Beverly Kaye & Sharon Jordon-Evans’ book “Love ‘em or Lose ‘em,” then you could presume there was some reason for the exit. A person is typically progressing to something better or exiting something less than desirable. Whether you are moving internally from position to position or to a new company, is it your responsibility as a leader to make sure past management knows what really caused the exit or is protecting bridges the top priority?
What about the people who remain? Should you be the martyr for the sake of helping improve their work lives? Would it work if you tied?
I’ve been coached to always exit with grace.
What do you believe is the general rule of advice for an exit?