MVP: Leaders are critical in retaining employees.
The stories this week are about schools, but the lessons apply to all leaders. Two weeks ago, I spoke with three teachers who are leaving the profession. While each daily message will stand on its own, there is an underlying theme which I will pull together on Friday.
I like to distill school leadership down to two things:
I will argue that point two holds for any organization – if leaders can help people in the organization grow, then the organization will become better.
Of course, it is hard to grow people if they don’t stick around.
The research on teacher retention is pretty clear that the one single greatest influence in teachers’ decisions to stay or leave is school leadership. It seems to me that this is likely to be true in any organization – the key to keeping people is leadership.
This begs the question – what are you doing to keep people around?
Today’s intention: Think about specific actions you take that encourage people to stay in your organization.