CHAPTER 5

COMMITTED AND LEAVING

David has worked for his organization for eight years, three years managing the same group. He is considered a high potential, is regarded as the likely successor to his boss, and periodically is asked to update top executives on his initiatives (something that is uncommon for someone at his level in this organization). He works long hours to produce excellent results for the company, and he is perceived by all as a highly committed and valuable employee. If you asked people who work with him, they would say David is exactly the kind of person they want and they only hope they can find more people like him to work there.

What they don’t realize is that David isn’t happy. While his pay is acceptable, it isn’t good. ...

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