The best recruiter incentive is ownership. It’s also the most dangerous. You’re trading a commitment by an employee for your livelihood — your life.
Speaking of life, let’s talk about life insurance. Not enough owners do.
William Lareau wrote in his classic Conduct Expected: The Unwritten Rules for a Successful Business Career:
All of us tend to think that we have control over what happens to us because we generally pay attention only to what we do and what happens as a result. We tend to assume a direct cause-and-effect relationship without considering all the