I have done it before and I’ll do it again, leave one job for another.
Still; I was U.S. Army trained and I take on the mission of the organization. I identify with it and make it my own. My leaders and colleagues get candid feedback; then, when the decision is made, I march on to the objective.
- The mission on Premera Blue Cross still resonates,
- The mission of Washington Dental Service still resonates,
- The mission of The Walt Disney Company and ESPN still resonates, and
- The mission of Nordstrom will continue to resonate within me, as
I complete my final week, wrap up the handover of the things I created, and explain the incomplete execution and compromised creations that twenty-first century business timelines impose upon us all.
My best wishes to my colleagues I leave behind, to the leaders that navigate to difficult compromises and competing values, and to our customers, toward whom each effective Nordstrom employee is focused.
Soon I leave. Thank you all who met me along the way.