Make Them Want To Stay

I remember hearing an executive say, “If we hire her, she’s so talented, she’ll be gone in two years.” Another executive wisely responded, “Our job is to make it so she wants to stay.”

Retention of high performers sustains and improves productivity, customer relations, morale, and efficiency. Why spend your limited dollars training high performers for your competitors? Retention of quality employees saves you a lot of time and money.

Employers across America need to focus on retention of high performers. Provide the leadership, culture, and team they need to thrive. Learn their goals. Synchronize their professional goals with organizational objectives so they can clearly see that when the company wins, they win.

Loyalty is a two-way street, Jack Welch advises. Take good care of your team and they’ll take good care of you one of my favorite CEOs likes to say. Make them want to stay.


From the Teacher: Leadership Lessons with Dr. Saviak is a weekly column with the esteemed Joseph C. Saviak, Ph.D., J.D., M.A., M.S., Management Consulting & Leadership Training

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