Life after a sudden loss of ‘face’ and role………..


Since the election I have been reflecting on what it must be like to very suddenly and publicly lose your job and role. How do you ‘pull yourself together’ and successfully manage your way through such a ‘sudden’ and ‘disruptive’ change?

So in no particular order, here are some of my thoughts:

Note your feelings– in the immediate aftermath, don’t rely on your feelings to make any major decisions or rush you into action. They are likely to take you on a bit of a roller coaster. Allow yourself the time you need to respond not just react.

Know your friends – be realistic and appreciative of your real friends and supporters. This is the time when you will learn who your real friends are. Prepare to be surprised, sometimes pleasantly, sometimes not quite so

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