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The Great Realization: Introduction

Those that have been following our blog will remember our Summer 2022 posts regarding The Great Resignation during the Coronavirus pandemic. While these learnings were valuable at the time, we are discovering the new era of the world as we enter post Covid times. With these new times come new developments which leads us to The Great Realization.

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Russell Cellular’s mission is to provide the best wireless experience to every customer, every time. That motto is lived out in the people who deliver on that mission every day. Russell Cellular’s cultural foundation is “care for every person”, which extends to more than just customers. The care culture includes coaching and development within the Russell Cellular organization, especially to those entrusted with leading our valuable team members.

Who Is Kurt Reinhart?

Enter Kurt Reinhart. Kurt is the Vice President of Learning and Development for Russell Cellular and has been with the organization for nearly six years now. During his twenty-five year long career in the learning and development space, Kurt has consulted for a wide variety of companies, including many wireless retail organizations in the United States and Canada. Known for his unique delivery and energetic presence, Kurt’s relentlessly positive approach to leadership and coaching make him a sought-after speaker and presenter. Since moving his work to Russell Cellular in 2017, Kurt regularly leads mentoring discussions, creates development tracks, and hosts leadership sessions for team members across the organization.

Vice President of Learning and Development and author of the Great Realization, Kurt Reinhart
Kurt Reinhart

Kurt’s writings provide daily inspiration and fuel for thought provoking discussion here at Russell Cellular. Delivering them online is an opportunity to connect his work with an audience beyond the internal and share his perspective with those who would find it valuable.

With that being said, we introduce to you the new series, The Great Realization from the desk of Kurt Reinhart!

Introduction to The Great Realization

This year, it was my pleasure and privilege to share insight on Why People Stay. Thoughts and contemplations regarding the last two years and how the COVID ripple has had influence on our business landscape.

The Great Resignation, a term coined in May 2021, describes the record number of people leaving their jobs since the beginning of the pandemic. As a leadership specialist, I spent time and energy researching how both employees and employers responded. This movement, also known as the Big Quit and the Great Reshuffle, showed people were leaving jobs. At the same time, organizations of all sizes and scale came into a Great Reflection about what to do.

As we approach a third year after, the dust has settled. I believe we have come into what I refer to as the Great Realization. A time when we are beginning to evaluate “the job”. Whether you are looking at your current and past job, or you are seeking to provide opportunities for new team members, this is a time to discuss what we learned and what we need to do as we move forward.

This new series will explore the stages of the employee life cycle from finding the job to how the job can expand possibilities to how company culture plays a part all along the way.

The Great Realization with Kurt Reinhart- Introduction Video

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