You work so hard to build a great team. Lots of observing. Lots of recruiting. Lots of time and money invested in developing. Lots of unrepeatable experiences and learning moments. Lot’s of costly failures.

And then they leave the team.

And you have to start again. And you lose momentum. And you lose expertise. And sometimes they’ve become genuine friends, and you lose them. And so you do everything you can to keep people, at least the good ones. Because you care about them and enjoy them being around, but also because of all you’ve invested in them and also because of the costs that will inevitably be incurred as you train up a replacement.

There’s lots of ways to keep people on your team. Most of them have to do with the quality of your own leadership and the quality and culture of the team. And so most of…

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