You won’t work where you are forever.

One day you’ll resign, be made redundant or retire and will have the opportunity to look back at the months or years that you spent there.

Will you be able to point to the improvements that you made?

Your contribution to the development of others?

The positive impact on the culture of the organisation?

The calmness you brought to moments of crisis?

The forging of mutually beneficial relationships?

The strong reputation that you helped your organisation to build?

You won’t be there forever, so leave it better than you found it.

And in doing so, you’ll be better than when you first started as well.