When is it time to go?

ancelottiWhether you’re the manager of a football team, the head of a car manufacturer, or the leader of the government, how do you know when it is the right time to quit?
The Australian PM’s had to defend himself straight after his Defence Minister resigned over ‘gifts’ from companies.

And maybe it was all getting too much for Japan’s finance minister, when he was forced to resign for being drunk.

This man was so angry over failed insurance company AIG’s executive bonuses he said they should resign or kill themselves.

And there’s been calls for the President of the US Federal Reserve to resign because he did the bail outs which paid those bonuses

Is it difficult to know when it’s time to go? Remember Nixon? And Margaret Thatcher?

If you mess up should you stay on and fight? Or should you leave to let someone better do the job? Well after all this, if you’re thinking of resigning, here’s some tips.

5 Responses to “When is it time to go?”

    June 5, 2009 at 14:13

    If you are quiting, it means you have been hired.
    If you were hired, you camme into the job with a personal mission and a vision.
    If the mission is below expectation and thus not delivering, you still have a vision which you can transform into something new in retirement or in a new office. It need not be your fault because even clients can juse be ‘fed up’ with you. Its bad and even hurful to stick into a working relatiosion ship that is not delivering to you and the client. Its like marriage, you are bound to know whether it still reflects the inspirations of the honeymoon. However, its the right time to listen to advice from friends and supporters to give you the optimism needed to make you forge ahead with life until the end of the road.

    June 5, 2009 at 14:25

    It is also good to listen when the bell tolls. It tolls for thee. I would listen to this bell all the time and do the wisest thing; and like the poet said, ‘Whose woods these are I think I know —
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill with snow.

    The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.’

  3. 3 Dennis Junior
    June 5, 2009 at 16:05


    Is when your party is “leaving” u….Also, when Members of your Cabinet is also, and calling for the leader to remove [himself] from the ongoing problems….

    [note: I am not a political operative, in the United Kingdom…]

    ~Dennis Junior

  4. 4 Tom D Ford
    June 5, 2009 at 17:51

    “When is it time to go?”

    Hmm, what a tempting set up for a smartypants remark-joke.

    But I’ll let it pass.

  5. 5 globalcomedy
    June 6, 2009 at 19:03

    In a sense this is a pointless question. Because, most of the people the public would like to see go are rich and powerful. Also, they’re people who won’t take responsibility for their actions. They think they’re entitled to their position with a huge salary, perks. And millions in bonuses. Even as they’ve down a lousy job.

    But what do many Wall Street and Fleet Street types say about this? “Bad judgement” (destroying your firm) isn’t a crime. With arrogance like this nothing’s going to change.

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