December 19, 2020

People who stay

Boat planes

For many reasons, taken from all colours of the spectrum, people move on.

Sometimes – when they’re habitually disruptive or energy sucking or unable to finish, when they’re an over-promiser or under-deliverer, when their work-ethic is too low or their self-esteem too high – we’re happy more than sad. We hear the news, we breathe in and breathe out, and get on with something more interesting.

Sometimes the opposite. We’re sad to loose the buoyant, the happy, the hard workers, the creative sparks, those that get the best of their teams, those that bring energy and life and can-do-ness wherever they go. The kind of people we want to have around and we’re glad when they are. We hear the news, breathe in and breathe out, then try to negotiate.

Either way, for better or worse, it’s all about the people who stay.

Skippy strategy: Work with the people you have.