Slow retirements of senior executives present some of the same challenges to organizations as typical departures, and certain unique ones. As difficult as the financial buy-out element is, the more complex problems relate to how to fill the slowly expanding void created by a gradual departure.
From my experience, these five steps, in order, are essential to achieving success and joy in your work. Follow them if you want to avoid the pain, suffering and regret -- and lasting negative repercussions -- of making the wrong move.
I'm sorry to have to say this, but right work doesn't just fall in your lap. The first requirement is that you must be fully aware and conscious of your own talents, abilities, passions and worthiness to recognize (and reach out and grab) right work.