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Letter to Leaders

Managing Up – Part II

I spoke with a friend last night who’s not sure if she’s truly happy in her job. She’s working for a stable company for the first time in ages, and making decent money.

I told her – as I’ve told many people – you have to weigh everything and make a decision: Is It Worth It? Is the money and the stability more important than anything else?

Many studies show that a relationship with the boss is the most important factor in determining job satisfaction.

I disagree with the writer in this article – if you’re unhappy, you have to leave. Life is too short to be unhappy in your work.

(But as a boss, you need to know that when an employee is unhappy and manage that process carefully – especially if you value that employee).


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