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Jun 18, 2020
Millions of people voluntarily leave a job every month, we still consider it taboo.
Many companies still think that employees will stay for 10, 20, or 30 years if they take care of their employees. But it is a myth. Today's workforce doesn't just show up to pay the bills. They're working toward bigger career goals that will eventually lead them elsewhere.
Great innovators are known for risk-taking and experimentation. But optimising needs a different skill-set that relies on refinement and efficiency. It is then rare to find people that can innovate and optimise.
A typical story is that a founder launches a startup, successfully grows it through the initial stages, then gets replaced by a more experienced CEO. However, the best results are produced when exploration and exploitation coincide.
The expectation of rewards may decrease the spontaneous interest in the activity to be rewarded. So it’s important to understand what the rewards should be and how they should be awarded to avoid this side effect.
Rewards should go beyond the usual healthcare and salary raise to provide a good work environment. The ideal is a corporate culture that recognizes good employees with nice perks and words of encouragement, but also provides a setting where people can grow, be heard, take ownership of their work and feel they have a purpose.
A healthy dose of ambition and drive is no doubt the key to success.
Defined as striving of an individual for status and achievement, ambition is particularly rampant in the corporate world, with managers wanting to climb up to the top of the corporate ladder.
... or always being right is heavy armor. It translate into defensiveness and posturing. This is very common and most of us have some degree of knower in us.
Needing to know everything is a sad experience for the knowers and everyone around them, because it leads to distrust, bad decisions, and unnecessary, unproductive conflict.
Recent surveys have shown that employees can be grouped in two main categories, according to their perception of a new leader:
When taking over a management position, planning your transition as well as paying attention to the way you behave with the others are aspects that need to be taken into account.
The outcome was so bizarre, the United States had to amend the Constitution.
Learning as an adult can be challenging. Leaders need to foster an environment of psychological safety among its workforce that is in the midst of re-skilling itself.
It helps if leaders increase their levels of humility and empathy, focusing more on enabling the best in the employees.
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