Sunday, October 16, 2016

Big problem. We are leaking great employees.

From an article posted on Linkedin by Oleg Vishnepolsky regarding why good employees leave:

Three workers are working by the side of a road, breaking stones. A passerby notes that one of them is very unhappy, another is ok and the 3rd one is very happy. Curious as to what is going on, the passerby asks each one. 

The first one, the unhappy one, says I am breaking stones. Hard work, hot.

The second one, contented one, says I am making a good living. I have a family to feed.

The third one, the happy one, says I am ....... building a temple.

Make sure you can tell your team what temple they are building.

If you can not answer the question, they will answer the call of a friendly recruiter.

Left or Right? Just do it!

I have a new leadership/life maxim to add to my list:

Never camp at the fork in the road.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

God has a plan!

I am listening to Dave Ramsey's book, The Legacy Journey, on my 30 minute drive to work. It is a great book. In the chapter I listened to this morning, Dave reminded me that all worldly possessions are God's and we must be good stewards of what is His. And then he quoted this verse...
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11