Last month, I posted a link to my latest column in The Globe & Mail‘s Leadership Lab series. “How to inspire the close-to-retirement employee” got so much attention that it went on to publish in the print edition of The Globe‘s Report on Business on August 29. This subject of workers near retirement struck a chord with leaders (and employees) across the country, and Ed Hand from 1310 News Radio Ottawa invited me to be his guest on his popular talk show Talk to the Hand. Here is a link to an archived version of my conversation with him. There is some advertising at the front end (just a few seconds) but the interview follows right after. If you’ve got workers near retirement on your team (or if you ARE an employee that is close-to-retirement) then I think you’ll get value from this.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know that I greatly value dialogue, so I am absolutely thrilled that this topic is generating so much interest. Whether people agree with what I have to say or not, the fact that it strikes a chord means that people are talking about this subject … which also means that we’re taking giant steps towards more positive and productive workplaces.
So what are your experiences? What can you share about leading (or being) an employee close-to-retirement that would be useful to other leaders like you? Please share.