When Good People Leave?

Don’t you just hate it when people leave your organization? Oh, I’m not talking so much about those who you know need to go. I’m talking about those that have done a pretty good job and will be hard to replace.

One of the things that good leadership clearly understands is that it’s ok for people to pass through their organization. It’s ok for them to steal the great skills, culture and attributes you’ve helped them develop.

Good leaderships says, “We know there are going to be people passing through our organization but while you are here, do your best, and learn all you can so you can take some of those skills you learned with us to your next adventure. It’s ok, we wish you luck.” Win-win.

No doubt, you want to build an organization of great people that will stay with you for years and years. But, you shouldn’t be angry when they leave.

You should never be angry when people leave. You should ask yourself what could we have done better to retain those good people?

That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs