For such highly driven and intelligent pp, you need to assign more challenging and varied tasks to them. Excel pp learn things very fast and will get bored after doing the same mundane tasks within the same industry year after year. Your HR should have rotated his duties, given him a regional role or more exotic business trips.MMM wrote: ↑Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:33 amBeen awhile since I last contributed in KSP.
I guess I am fortunate that in my course of work to get to work with the young people (top fresh graduates/ generally 30 & below). There are 2 distinct cases that made me reflect on stress on our children and life being a journey and not a sprint.
One of them was brought up in an excel environment since young. Did grade 8 piano, was gifted and went to all the top pri, sec, JC and uni. Great guy with great attitude and he is my "favorite" as he is a full package with EQ and IQ. He no longer works for me however, after 4 years of working life, he seems jaded... his preference is to take life easier and not chase corp ladder. He stopped playing piano, his memory of childhood was work and more work. He shared that he will never do the same thing to his kid.
Another case was also a top performer academically since young. Recent setback due to negative feedback by business partners. She shared with me that since young, she cannot take disappointments. Hence she was emotional when things don't go well at work for her. I had to counsel her and in the process also reflected that the important life lessons our kids should have is resilience. To be able to learn to fail and re-bounce from the failure. I shared with her instead of focusing on the negative feedback, it's how we can turn the table around to regain trust. Also, life is a journey and it's not like exams where you studied hard, you expected your score to be good. In life journey, we cannot control how people think or behave. Importantly, life is indeed a journey and not a sprint.
Anyway, he's quit and gone to look for self-actualisation elsewhere. He can afford to take a gap year to travel the world. Or reskill to join another industry for more stimulation.