Not because salaries were too high, but because the team was walking out the door. After my first company was acquired, I took on a team that had 40% staff turnover. Meaning nearly half the team we had a year ago was no longer with us. In consulting, simply recruiting to replace the team with […]
LinkedIn is telling your employees not to be loyal to you
They’re telling everyone that their employer doesn’t care about them. There are two agendas at play here. First, bad news gets noticed. If I tell you that your employer doesn’t care about you, you’re far more likely to read my post than if I tell you that your employer cares. Newspapers have known this forever, […]
You’re standing on the edge of an impossibly high bridge overlooking a ravine.
You’ve got a bungee rope tethered to you. And I reassure you that the bungee has its limit at precisely your weight. Precisely. Optimised to a single gram. When you’re at the bottom, you’ll get the best bounceback possible because it will be stretched exactly to its limit. Then just before you jump, I ask […]
BoP #004 Imposter syndrome is the greatest leadership fake
Imposter syndrome is a fake syndrome. By labelling it a syndrome, we’ve made it bigger than it is and disempowered leaders who are simply growing. It’s time to retire it.
The great fake is imposter syndrome.
There’s a real irony about “Imposter Syndrome”. In the VAST MAJORITY of cases, it’s a fake syndrome. Here’s what a syndrome is (straight from the dictionary): 1) a combination of medical problems that commonly go together and that show the existence of a disease: 2) used in the names of various illnesses (e.g. irritable bowel […]