GLS2013 Session 7 – Patrick Lencioni – How to lose your best people

Summary

When it comes to attracting and retaining the best people, we can often feel disadvantaged in the church world because we cannot pay what others are willing to offer.  However, Patrick Lencioni points out that money is actually only a satisfier (people just want enough) and that other things drive people.  By phrasing things in the negative, Patrick looks at how to create miserable jobs and therefore get rid of your best people.

Key insights

Some of the things people most want from a job are actually free!

Breakdown

3 signs of a miserable job:

  1. Anonymity
  2. Irrelevance
  3. Imeasurement

Resources

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees)The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business (J-B Lencioni Series)

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