"I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies." ~ Larry Bossidy.
One of the most gratifying things that can happen to us in business is when an associate from years gone by calls or writes to convey appreciation. The cauldron of daily expectations has been replaced by warm insights that come from a detached introspection. Lessons have been learned. Someone once said to me "What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave?" My answer was 'What happens if we don't, and they stay?" It doesn't matter whether people stay for decades or leave in a week ~ Lessons remain. Develop & Invest (both emotionally & otherwise) in your people. Remind yourself every day ~ Rule One In Business & Life Is ~ "It's the people stupid".