There is a great post on AVC where Fred explains how to look at loyalists and mercenaries. It turns out that what you do as a leader can completely change how your colleagues see their daily job. It’s true. It’s not easy and that’s probably one of the biggest challenge building a company.
It’s also a reminder of how few companies, and leaders, think about it regularly. I was at a dinner last night. A few friends of mine where discussing leaving their jobs for better paid positions. The way they were doing it made me clear how that companies already failed with them.