Having lunch with a friend of mine the other day, we got to talking about The Great Resignation and what’s going to entice people to stay with a company.
We realized that right now, the bottom line is to simply not be a jerk. While research shows that people leave their jobs because of their manager, we’ve gotten to a point where it isn’t about being the optimum leader but simply not being a jerk.
It’s crazy that right now what it takes for someone to not quit is for you as a leader not to be a jerk. The bottom line is, we’re at the bottom. As long as you’re not a jerk, people are probably going to stay. That’s what it takes to survive. But imagine if you could actually thrive.
Each person contributes to the overall picture, and as a leader, it is your responsibility to steer your people towards specific mindsets and intentions. The “don’t be a jerk” mindset might be enough to get by, but it isn’t enough if you want your people and your business to thrive.
I live in this highly philosophical, wonderful world of optimistic leadership, where we always serve our highest good. And that’s what I want other people to be able to experience too.