There are lots of ways to lose your job—there are layoffs, the company closes, you smack a colleague on the butt.
You name it, and someone has lost a job over it.
The reality, though, is that most people leave their jobs on their own terms, and it has nothing to do with seeking more money or a higher-level job.
There are four primary reasons people leave a particular work situation:
Almost anyone who has left my company has done so because they didn’t like me or I didn’t like them. Well, to be honest, I probably didn’t like the way they were performing.
If they are doing well, I don’t really care if I like them personally. I’ll take their solid performance over my liking them.
So, for some I’m a crappy boss, and for others I’m not. The key to great leadership is having only a few people believe you’re crappy.