Quitting Decisions

Employees leave their jobs for many reasons. In 2019, NBC News correspondent David Novak reported that 79% of employees quit their jobs because of a lack of appreciation. Note that 60% of Americans claim to be more motivated by recognition than money. 

Some resignations are about taking a significant, better career opportunity. Other reasons include unfavorable working conditions, inflexible schedules, the need to relocate with a spouse, and lack of challenge. But some employees quit their job over principles.

I believe that all of us will face at least two “quitting decisions” in our life. First, when an employer or a supervisor takes a clearly wrong position, unethical or contrary to our personal values, the situation must be corrected, or we can no longer work there.

In the News: BYU professors create ethics field guide to help US special forces

PROVO — The U.S. special forces are getting help from two Brigham Young University professors to deal with critical ethical dilemmas. The professors teach business ethics, and they never dreamed they would be called upon to help with top military operations. “The military plays a very special place in my heart,” said Brad Agle, who’s …

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In the News: Marriott School professors author new ethics guide for Special Forces

Brigham Young University wrote an article on Merit Leadership’s new ethics field guide, customized exclusively for the US Special Forces. The article highlights Brad Agle and Aaron Miller’s relationship with the Special Forces, the chaplains and colonels who are involved in project, and how the book is training the Green Berets, Navy SEALS and other …

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