Experience on the Balance Sheet

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Soren Kierkegaard

Look at any company’s website, mission statement or recruiting material; one of the first messages you will receive is that they value their people. This is a great sentiment for them to portray because we all desire to be valued…but do they?  If they truly do, it will be evident by the experience level of their workforce.  Current statistics paint a different picture however.  Tenure is down and long term employees are starting to build tenure later in life so maybe, just maybe, our business leaders don’t really get it; despite what they are trying to make us believe.

What’s the big deal?      

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Do No Harm!

What a novel idea and a worthy ideal to live by.  Upon hearing these words, one probably immediate thinks of our health care professionals but shouldn’t these words apply to each and every one of us, regardless of our profession?

Though written over two thousand years ago, The Hippocratic Oath was born as a vow from a dedicated professional to those whom he served.  It is a timeless creation because it speaks to the heart of an ethical truth.  It is a fact that when you have the knowledge, skills and abilities to be of help to someone, by proxy you also possess the means to commit unspeakable harm.

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