When your boss leaves for a new company, it can be tempting to try to follow them, especially if you’ve had a strong working relationship and built up trust. But is it a good idea? In this article, the author offers advice from Nancy Rothbard, a professor of management and the deputy dean at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Arika Pierce Williams, a leadership development consultant and the president and founder of Piercing Strategies. They outline five questions to ask yourself before making the leap: 1) Do I know why my boss is choosing to leave? 2) How critical has my boss been to my success? 3) How worried am I about the organization’s future? 4) Do I have the option to leave — and do I really want that? 5) Has my boss explicitly offered me a job?