The authors share seven hidden traps they see when working with retiring executives. Although the article is focused on executives, their points are also applicable to other professionals.

They share, “Our recent focus on the executive retirement journey, including conversations with dozens of highly respected former chief executives, has been enlightening to say the least. The twists and turns toward a post-executive life are different for almost every person—but along the way, there are surprisingly common mistakes that, to one degree or another, frustrate, obstruct and forestall this transition.

We call the most common missteps the seven hidden traps of executive retirement. Becoming aware of them before you begin your journey—and hopefully avoiding them—will de-risk your path to an optimal new life phase and allow you to enjoy the journey along the way.”

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