I mentioned this as an aside in an earlier post, so today I will officially post it as great advice.
Early in my administrative career, I was concerned about the first year turn-over rate that I had on my campus. When I mentioned this during a regular status report to the superintendent, Bob Brezina, he quickly reminded me, “Didn’t I tell you to hire on potential, retain on performance.”
“Yes, sir,” I answered.
“Good,” he said, “get back to work and keep performing.”
Meeting over. Total elapsed time, 3 minutes 23 seconds.
Think. Work. Achieve.