More money? More vacation time? Better benefits? A new job?
What can I offer that will stop you from walking out that door?
A hailstorm of questions pelted my star Gen Y performer the day he submitted his resignation. Totally blind sighted by the announcement, I fired one corporate perk after another in his direction in a desperate attempt to convince him to stay. Despite my finest effort to persuade him to rescind his resignation, his decision was final.
As I replay the scenario in my mind, I'm grateful he declined the offer for more cash in his pocket, more time in the sun or on the ski slopes, or a job that elevated him to a higher position within our organization. Any of these outcomes would have had damaging ...