They had the audacity to go and find work with another company having only been with our partners for 18 months!
Speed and agility are key in today’s fast moving workplace and this was what these young employees knew. They were not prepared to risk leaving their future employment chances to someone else and were aggressive in their planning.
I had to admire them - they knew the project they had done would look good on their CVs and now they were off to get more experience from somewhere else.
'There is no such thing as security. You have to be aware of your options and not be afraid of change or failure. In fact, change is vital.’ – Captain Richard Champion de Crespigny, QF32
One of the most important attributes of a fighter pilot is aggression and the constant need to take the initiative, in a fight, is an essential skill. Fighter pilots use terms such as ‘lead-turn cue’ and ‘control zone’ when talking about air combat and, as important as they are in the military, they also have great significance in the business world.
'Lead turn cue' is a term we use to describe the moment when we see an opportunity for us to manoeuvre our aircraft in order to position it in significant advantage.
An example might be an aspiring journalist who writes an article for free - just to get noticed by the editor, or a session-musician who plays on an album for no fee just to get seen by the recording artist. I know a Tornado Navigator/Weapon's System Officer (WSO) who, on understanding that the jet was going to go out of service soon, asked to be sent to the Predator drone to 're-tool' his skill-set, ahead of his peers, thus keeping his job.
When Apple revolutionised the portable music industry by bringing out the iPod they 'lead-turned' others in that industry.