How to turn key employee turnover into an accelerator

We were just over two months away from wrapping up our best year ever. Momentum was strong. Morale was high. And, the team I had worked so hard to fashion was humming in high performance mode.

And then the shoe dropped.

In late October one of my senior executives was recruited away, enticed by the allure of a Silicon Valley Unicorn, an equity stake and the promise of an IPO within the next couple of years.

We still crushed our targets, but, I was deflated.

Employee attrition, at all levels,...

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Why resisting change is only hurting yourself - David DeWolf

Why resisting change is only hurting yourself

Several years ago we moved into a temporary office. It was a dump.

Overgrown branches interrupted nearly every parking spot. The front door boasted the only clear glass in the entire building. The window next to it had obviously been patched and once inside, the long hallways were nothing more than dark corridors with a series of small unwelcoming doors.

There were no windows, no glass, and almost no greenery. Low ceilings made the space feel as though the roof was caving in, and the layout...

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