A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast
Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen
There’s a large difference between being loyal and being trapped. It took me a lot of thinking to come up with this. This is a pretty loaded topic, too. “Loyalty and Loyalty to the company. Loyalty to your spouse and…” The fact is, loyalty has one important aspect that must be there or it does not work. Loyalty must be reciprocal. it must be equal on both sides. If it is not equal — if someone is always winning and someone is always losing — that’s not loyalty. You’re just being abused. Your good nature, often, is being abused, by that company, that person or whatever. Loyalty should always be a situation of equality — at least as much as it can be. Yes, of you’re getting a paycheck from someone it skews the whole thing, but within that odd realm, there should be a feeling that they’re not just going to discard you tomorrow on a whim.
Previous talks for Pepperdine:
- Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch
- See the Career Opportunities Playlist for more career content