Karen Matthews

Community Garden Coordinator, Lower Nehalem Community Trust

Employee average tenure declined again according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest figures, continuing an almost decade-long trend. And as you might imagine, millennials and Gen Z employees are even less likely to remain in their current roles than Boomers and Gen Xers.

What’s a CEO to do when the employees you need for the future are the hardest to retain?

Tune in to this episode for our conversation with Karen Matthews, who built and led a team of 50 unpaid volunteers after a long and distinguished career as a senior leader in high-tech electronics.


Published: June 15, 2022

Length: 1:23:00

Episode: 30

Copyright: patrick-lyons.com

Episode Timeline

  • 21:30 What is important to your employees
  • 38:30 Creating a leadership chain
  • 48:10 Self selection within the organization
  • 1:03:24 Different people together creating your culture