Key Principle of a Leader #49: You take a job that suits you, you leave if the leader doesn’t

Who among us hasn’t experienced the excitement of going to a new job – the desire to do one’s utmost, to enthusiastically apply one’s skills and learn new ones. For their entire probationary period, a new employee has a minor case of “stage fright” in the new environment and a major desire to prove their worth.

People like doing work that is within their abilities, interesting and a boon to their development. It’s great to meet people who have the good fortune to do work like that. Unfortunately many of us have also experienced the tragedy of giving up work they like to do. Surprisingly often, the reason for leaving is that management doesn’t recognize or support good work. It’s quire bad if managers themselves through their behavior make it impossible for employees to continue. Shame on them!


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Eela Velström

Eela Velström

Eela’s greatest talent is working out what makes people tick. She is a renowned trainer and senior manager’s right-hand man. She has worked at the Estonian Ministry of the Interior, spent 11 years managing and developing staff in the service and security company G4S, had a hand in the restructuring of Eesti Energia and more besides. She solves personnel matters and makes sure teams have a smile on their face and are in the best possible shape. Find out more