You want the competitive edge, right?
Back in 2008 I wrote an article in response to Barak Obama being elected as the 44th president of the United States, or as I like to refer to it; CEO of USA Inc. Eight years later “Yes We Can” likely has a whole different meaning for many folks on both the left and the right. I’ve reworked this article in context of where we are today and how different it seems things are, yet when we look below the surface, so much remains the same.
Leadership Begins at Home! What Are You Giving Your Kids? Wings or Rocks?
“Why do you have to be so difficult? Why do you argue with everything we say? Are we such horrible parents that you need to punish us?”
For parents of teenagers or young adults, the above words, or, at least, something very similar will be all too familiar. Many parents secretly find themselves weeping into a pillow at the apparent loss of their once beloved child who seems to have rejected everything they, the parents, hold dear.
Most parents genuinely want the best for their children. However, what few parents understand is that their idea of “the best” may be at odds of what their children think is “the best.” This is particularly true within the context of a family business where parents often have a deep desire to not only pass on a set of values and a legacy but the actual family business itself. Seeing a child in rebellion, especially full-on revolt, can not only be acutely painful, but it can make the cherished dream of having an offspring become the leader in your footsteps seem like pure fantasy.
So what’s a parent to do?
Fulfill Your Leadership Potential…The evolution high-performance individuals.
One of the reasons, so many organizations are struggling to keep their top talent both loyal and engaged is because of the natural evolution high-performance individuals.
People who are high performers have an innate desire for personal growth as well as professional growth. Today’s top talent want to maximize their human potential, and here’s the most important part…this is in complete alignment with the fact that today’s workforce has a deep desire for mastery in what they do.
By: Darren Virassammy
Perhaps, you have left a job for more money. Perhaps, you have seen others leave a job for more money. What is the number that you would need to see, to leave your current job? Arguably, for some of you reading this, you may be willing to leave for far less money, simply because you are so unhappy in your current role. Employers may wonder, what will it take for my top performers to leave for a better salary? Effectively, how much does Money matter?
In the Gallup article Retaining Employees: How much does Money Matter?, by Brandon Rigoni and Bailey Nelson, they report the magic number is: $75,000. Allow me to explain…