Commit to the Leader or the Organization?
The city of Nashville was not happy a few weeks ago. Especially the sub-group that are fans of Vanderbilt University Football. Their coach, the one that elevated the excitement level and brought winning back to the program resigned. In an interview on a national radio program he made this statement: "people might think recruits should commit to a school but the reality is they commit to the coach.”
Let’s take this statement outside the realms of sports…how about the new job you are searching? Do you commit to the team/organization or to the leader?
You must understand and believe in the values of the organization.
You must also in sync with the leader.
It could be the best job in the world, great salary, great benefits, great potential for advancement
If you and your up-line leader do not understand, respect, tolerate and gel, it will quickly become the worst job.
The organization puts hours into finding the right candidate to fill a position. I believe, that if you are the candidate you have to put the same amount of time into finding out as much about the company as possible. Do you believe in the product or service? Do you agree with their work environment values? And will you be able to work with your supervisor?
Do you think you should commit to the team/company or to the leader?