Thursday, March 12, 2009

Being Willing to Leave

I've experienced an inverse relationship between my desire to stay at a job and how much value I add.

It seems counter-intuitive, but the more comfortable I become with the idea of leaving, the more comfortable I also become with behaving in a way I know to be right. I don't let the expectations of those around me dictate the way I work.

Even at the worst of times, I don't think I actually participate in the frenzy at the same level as those around me, but there are degrees. That's why exit interviews can be so valuable. Individuals might just give you a glimpse of reality.

When you're not participating in the status quo, you're innovating. That's valuable.

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