Children leave, employees leave.
This is my daughter’s bedroom; it’s empty. She’s in Pittsburgh, we’re in suburban Philly. I’d love to have Emma here with me, but that’s selfish. She left for the start of her career, for something great, for a job she’s passionate about. She left, and that’s what I wanted her to do, because it was for the right reasons.
Children leave and employees leave.
Your employees will leave, too. But make sure they leave because they have an opportunity they simply can’t pass-up. If they’re running away from you and not towards something else, then you haven’t helped them to belong and become. Challenge them, coach them, praise them, improve them, give them visibility throughout the organization. They may still leave for the next great thing in their career, but they’ll be doing it for the right reasons and you’ll be thrilled to have helped them achieve that success.